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Road

Cairo to Cape Town road work awarded Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Arab Contractors take on part of ambitious African road project that plans to connect Egypt and South Africa

gas flare

Egypt signs landmark gas contract Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Apache and Shell set to invest $30-40m in Egyptian fracking project

Oil discovery

Kuwait Energy Company strikes oil in Egypt Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Independent explorer says its Shahd-4 well has been successful

CI Capital, one of the largest private investment banks in Egypt, is aiming to reach first close on a $300m joint private equity fund

CI Capital to close private equity fund Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Egyptian private investment bank targeting consumer industries

Abraaj partially divests stake in Integrated Diagnostics Holdings

Abraaj reduces stake in Integrated Diagnostics Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Stake sold to emerging market investor Actis

Cairo Metro

Egypt signs financing deal for Cairo metro Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

France to provide long-term loans for Cairo trains

Construction projects

Fitch sees the GCC playing a bigger role in Egypt projects market Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

UAE and Saudi companies expected to be heavily involved in new infrastructure schemes

Egypt issues equipment tenders for power plants

Egypt issues equipment tenders for power plants Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Bids due by 22 January on mechanical and pipe installation contracts

Egypt historic gas balance

Talks on Egypt’s North Alexandria concession 'moving forward' Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

BP says a deal to restart the $10bn gas field development project is not yet finalised

Citizens with bank accounts

Low-income Egyptians face 'massive' obstacles to finance access Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Government needs to engage with unbanked population

Steel sector

Egypt steel producers not keeping up with demand Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Consumption grew by 11 per cent in 2014 but production fell by 7 per cent

Tecnimont starts work on Egypt fertiliser factory

Tecnimont starts work on Egypt fertiliser factory Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Italian firm received land for the project on 6 December

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

Egypt parliament building

Egyptian cabinet to review parliamentary election law Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Voting to take place in early 2015

Cairo

Egypt’s international reserves decline Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

First fall since June

Biscuits

Abraaj and Kellogg battle for Egypt’s Bisco Misr Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Extended offer period granted to Abraaj

Egypt cabinet approves land for Al-Ghurair sugar plant

Egypt cabinet approves land for Al-Ghurair sugar plant Subscription Required

8 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

New complex to be built in Minya governorate

Egypt announces gas deal with Algeria

Cairo announces gas deal with Algiers Subscription Required

7 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Six shipments of liquefied natural gas to arrive in Egypt next year

Egyptian army

Isis affiliate claims oil worker killing in Egypt Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Militant group claims the attack in Western Desert

More than 180 sentenced to death in Egypt

More than 180 sentenced to death in Egypt Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Defendants accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood

Analysis

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.

Economic impact: Frequent power cuts are causing havoc for local businesses

Tackling Egypt's gas crisis Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Cairo will have to tackle dysfunctional subsidies and resolve pricing disputes in order to shrink the shortage of gas

Egypt bank exposure to government debt

Egypt banks remain heavily exposed to sovereign debt Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Lending to private sector remains low

Rigs operating in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2014

Middle East rig count on the rise Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The region is now the world’s second-biggest market for operating oil rigs

Egypt fiscal balance and government debt

Al-Sisi kicks off austerity drive Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Protests over fuel subsidy cuts mean the new president faces a difficult balancing act in shrinking Egypt’s fiscal deficit and maintaining his popularity

Nuclear power

Egypt makes another tilt at nuclear power Subscription Required

30 June 2014 | By David Butter

President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi named the El-Dabaa nuclear power among his priority national projects in his first speech following his inauguration. The challenge is making it a reality

Comment

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

30 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Thousands turn out to protest against Mubarak decision

Egypt renewables

Egypt commits to renewables

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

Egypt

Egypt moves ahead with key power projects Subscription Required

3 July 2014 | Updated: 7 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Energy projects top the agenda for Egypt’s new government with atomic power proposed as the main solution

Egypt

Journalists’ jailing fuel for instability Subscription Required

26 June 2014

The imprisonment of three Al-Jazeera journalists could turn support for Al-Sisi against him

Egypt Al-Sisi supporters

Al-Sisi will be under pressure Subscription Required

12 June 2014

Egypt’s newly elected president faces a tough year ahead as he juggles the needs of the people along with those of foreign investors

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