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Cairo skyline

Emaar Misr executives resign Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Share price continues to struggle

Wastewater

Egypt gets loans for $1.25bn sanitation project Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Development bank supports rural sanitation

The Suez Canal in Egypt

Four-year wait for Suez Canal revenue boost Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Increased revenues from expanded Suez Canal will take time

Siemens confirms Egypt turbine order

Loan under discussion for $9bn power project Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Export credit agency to support international banks in Egypt

Cairo hotels best performing in region

Cairo hotels best performing in region Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt’s tourism recovery continues as occupancy rates increase

Suez Canal

Egypt plans more Suez Canal work Subscription Required

29 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Cairo continues to focus on modernising the waterway

Egypt’s budget projections too ambitious

Pioneers Holding juggles acquisitions Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Real estate IPO and acquisition planned

Cairo skyline

UAE firm plans Egypt hotel project Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Investment firm planning luxury hotel near Alexandria

Mursi

Mursi’s final trial deferred to October Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Former president and 24 others face charges of insulting the judiciary

Egypt tourism

Egyptian developer plans Red Sea resort Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Project includes apartment buildings, beach hotel and shopping mall

Trial run held for new Suez Canal lane

Trial run held for new Suez Canal lane Subscription Required

26 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Official opening ceremony to be held in early August

Cairo is developing new administrative centre between Cairo and Suez canal. Project unveiled in March 2015 at Egypt Economic Devlopment Conference. Being developed by Capital City Partnership led by Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar

Egypt kicks off multibillion-dollar rail project Subscription Required

22 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Chinese firm to deliver first trains by August

Egypt cabinet approves new budget

Egypt’s trade deficit rises by 52 per cent Subscription Required

22 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Export decline driven by a reduction in the value of key exports

Cement

Egypt’s cement producers wait for government approval Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Ailing energy situation has left firms looking at using fossil fuels

Aircraft agreement

Cairo receives first batch of French fighters Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt keen on boost its military capacity as it fights militants in Sinai

Eni makes Egypt hydrocarbons discovery

Eni makes Egypt hydrocarbons discovery Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Production set to start in two months

Slum in the outskirts of Cairo

Egypt signs deal to redevelop slum areas Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Cairo continues to suffer from a worsening slum problem

Egypt’s Arab Contractors has said it is set to start restoring damages to the Italian consulate in downtown Cairo

State-owned contractor set to work on damaged consulate in Egypt Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local contractor will also carry out restorations to nearby buildings

Egypt money

Egypt mulls microfinance scheme to help small businesses Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Cairo looks to encourage job growth in the Golden Triangle area

Mining

Timeframe revealed for Egypt's mining masterplan Subscription Required

20 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Italian company responsible for Golden Triangle plan says work is on schedule

Analysis

New Suez Canal

More port projects follow Suez Canal expansion Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Expanded canal to generate more revenues for the government

Construction

Saudi Arabia dominates region's project finance sector Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Uncertain pipeline for second half of year, but 2016 shows promise

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Gianluca Ebracci, Alstom

The carriage revolution Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Transport spending is likely to continue to press ahead across the region despite falling oil prices

Saudi Arabia army

MEED board report, June 2015 Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Isis-affiliated group profile: Ansar Beir al-Maqdis

Sinai-base militants warn of increased activity Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Ansar Beit al-Magdis warn of more attacks on security forces

Divisive: The Muslim Brotherhood has called on Egyptians to “reclaim the democracy they fought so hard for”

Mursi verdict threatens stability Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The death penalty handed to former president Mohamed Mursi could see mass protests return to Egypt

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Saudi Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (C) at a defence exhibition in February

MEED board report, May 2015 Subscription Required

7 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Comment

Philippa Wilkinson

Cairo has to make decision on international banks

3 August 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Egypt’s economic investment strategy relies heavily on foreign funding

Hossam Abougabal

Suez Canal offers promises not solutions   Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Focus on developing the Suez Canal corridor part of long-term plans with no immediate economic impact expected

Hossam Abougabal

Sinai needs more social infrastructure not tanks Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Cairo’s negligence of Sinai over the past few decades is at the root of the escalating situation

Wil Crisp

BG’s operations in Egypt could be cut in early 2016 Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

The $70bn merger with Shell may spark a reduction in the UK company’s Egyptian activities

Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia assault could cripple North African tourism Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Tunisia attack also bad for Egypt and Morocco tourism

Hossam Abougabal

Funding disputes continue to haunt Egypt’s plans Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt’s Capital City cancellation could prove detrimental

Richard Thompson

MEED Video Board Report, June 2015 Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

The outlook for oil prices, a slowdown in GCC projects and rising security concerns

Hossam Abougabal

Breakdown of Egypt-Arabtec deal costly for everyone Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The military is asserting itself in Egypt’s construction sector

Hossam Abougabal

Suez Canal area encouraged by investment laws Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

The waterway expansion and development of the surrounding area could transform Egypt’s economy

Mohammed Mursi in jail

Mursi death sentence could stall economic progress Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Untactful verdict from Egyptian courts could setback economic progress

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