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Eagle Hills plans new capital city for Egypt

Eagle Hills plans new capital city for Egypt Subscription Required

26 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal , Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi developer to announce major real estate project in Egypt

Cairo

Egypt should not rush new VAT law Subscription Required

26 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

PWC says businesses will need time to adapt

Sinai investment

Housing Ministry to invest in Sinai Peninsula Subscription Required

25 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Central Agency for Construction commits additional funds to roads, power and housing projects in Sinai

Power

Emergency power plants are on track Subscription Required

25 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Three facilities with a combined capacity of 700MW due to be completed in June in Egypt

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (left) met US President Barack Obama in Washington on 24 February

Qatar calls for increased security cooperation with US Subscription Required

25 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Emir warns that Middle East is near brink of collapse

Housing

Egypt proposes new housing project Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Housing minister put forward new residential project in 6th October City ahead of investment summit

Offshore drilling

Egypt to auction eight offshore gas blocks Subscription Required

23 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Bid round for exploratory concessions could be launched this month

Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Italian oil company Eni

Eni to increase investments in Egypt Subscription Required

23 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Egypt’s President Al-Sisi meets Italian oil company’s CEO

Cairo

Egypt’s Qalaa Holdings wins approval for capital increase Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Investment firm readies for Egyptian economic rebound

Sameh Fahmy

Former Egypt oil minister acquitted Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Sameh Fahmy was charged with corruption connected to gas deals

Orascom Construction will float shares on Egyptian and Dubai bourses

OCI targets up to $240m in listing Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Orascom Construction will float shares on Egyptian and Dubai bourses

Doha in Qatar

Qatar recalls Cairo ambassador Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Gulf state had reservations about Libya air strike

North Damietta finds to exceed billion barrels of oil equivalent

North Damietta finds to exceed billion barrels Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

BP says Egyptian discovery has similarities with West Nile Delta

Egypt’s Ganope plans 2016 exploration bid round

Egypt’s Ganope plans 2016 exploration bid round Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Magnetic and seismic data to be gathered over 2015

North Alexandria project to see first gas in 2017

North Alexandria project to see first gas in 2017 Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

RWE says it expects Egypt’s biggest gas scheme to see rapid progress

Khalaf al-Habtoor

Al-Habtoor expresses Egypt interest Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Al-Habtoor considers Cairo city project ahead of investment conference in March

Wastewater

Abu Rawash wastewater award planned in March Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Elizabeth Bains

Commercial bids for Egypt wastewater treatment plant to be opened in first week of March

Gas shortage delays Egypt field maintenance

Gas shortage delays Egypt field maintenance Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Field operated by Shell requires 20-day shutdown

Kuwait electricity cables

Cairo to accelerate Saudi power cable scheme Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Completion expected by 2017

Cairo

Egypt's energy sector faces 'unprecedented challenge' Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Government expects electricity demand to surge this decade

Analysis

Cairo in Egypt

Economic optimism growing in Egypt Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Expectations are high ahead of Economic Development Conference in March

Egypt foreign reserves

Egypt tackles US dollar black market Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Country’s depreciating currency starts to stablise

Cairo

Cairo faces similar difficulties to Amman Subscription Required

27 January 2015

For developers and clients, Egypt’s wind and solar feed-in tariff programme is a learning curve, which will be shaped by dialogue and trial and error

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi Subscription Required

22 January 2015

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is President of Egypt

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

People to watch 2015 Subscription Required

5 January 2015

Twelve key figures who will shape the region’s economy in the coming year

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy Subscription Required

1 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Cairo recently launched 4,300MW direct proposal renewable energy programme

Egypt oil and gas balance

Israeli gas exports to Egypt look increasingly likely Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Cairo’s failure to ease shortage makes Israeli gas an attractive option

National duty: Egyptians flocked to buy investment certificates for the Suez canal expansion

Suez projects to kick-start investment Subscription Required

16 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Cairo’s plans to expand the Suez Canal are central to its economic vision for Egypt

Illustration of Basil el-Baz

Basil el-Baz, chairman and CEO of Carbon Holdings Subscription Required

1 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Basil el-Baz believes Egypt can compete with the US and Saudi Arabia when it comes to world-class petrochemicals facilities

Maintaining peace: Security in Cairo has been increased, with tanks in the streets

Egypt tense ahead of elections Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

An uneasy atmosphere prevails across the country ahead of parliamentary polls set to take place before the end of the year.

Comment

Egypt housing

Egypt property plans threaten to overpromise

26 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Fears of overambitious real estate plans as general confidence remains high in the lead up to Egypt Economic Development conference

Hossam Abougabal

Orascom spin-off good for Egypt’s projects market

23 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Orascom Construction will list in both Dubai and Egypt

Construction

Perfect timing for OCI demerger

17 February 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Demerger set to be complete in time for Egypt’s economic development conference

Coal-fired power plant

Coal back on the agenda

27 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

GCC and North Africa look to coal for power generation

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt’s need for stability could come at a high cost Subscription Required

22 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Al-Sisi’s hardline approach could store up future problems

Protester are angered at the clearing of former leader Hosni Mubarak of his part in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising

Al-Sisi’s iron fist may not be enough Subscription Required

30 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Thousands turn out to protest against Mubarak decision

Egypt renewables

Egypt commits to renewables Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Cairo now faces the challenges of implementing and financing the projects

Suez Canal

Egypt seeks to revamp its reputation Subscription Required

16 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Suez Canal projects are playing a symbolic role in kick-starting the Egyptian economy

Egypt needs to work with international oil companies to fast-track projects to develop gas fields

Cairo looks for escape route Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Egypt is struggling to find a way to solve its escalating gas crisis

Gas

The battle to bring West Nile Delta online Subscription Required

11 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Delays to getting Egypt’s biggest gas project producing will punish the Egyptian economy

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