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Egypt News and Analysis

Sharm el-Sheikh airport

Four groups bid for Egypt airportSubscription

Construction contract to be awarded in the first quarter of 2016

Egypt's Prime Minister Sherif Ismail

Egypt prepares VAT billSubscription

The bill is being prepared with no clear indication of when it will be passed through

Car factory

General Motors halts Egypt operationsSubscription

Import industries have been under pressure in Egypt since 2011

Power transmission

Saudi Arabia to award Egypt power link by middle of 2016Subscription

Electricity connection is due to be operational in 2019

Riyadh

Dubai developer plans $3.7bn of malls in RiyadhSubscription

More than 10,000 new jobs will be created when two malls are completed

Cairo, Egypt streets

Egypt World Bank loan delayedSubscription

Cairo’s hesitation stems from government’s reluctance to impose value-added tax amid rising living costs

Al-Sisi: Hope to deliver economic changes

Al-Sisi earmarks funds for Egypt housingSubscription

The amount will be used to finance the development of 100,000 units

Wheat

Egypt cancels wheat tenderSubscription

Country is the world’s largest importer of wheat

Gas terminal

Development banks lend on Egyptian hydrocarbons storage Subscription

Gas import infrastructure project has secured finance

Egypt farm

Egypt plans to set up commodities exchangeSubscription

Egypt is currently the world’s largest importer of wheat

Cairo in Egypt

Cairo eases dollar deposit regulationsSubscription

The central bank has applied amendments to what it calls ‘high-priority’ sectors

Solar power

Egypt prequalifies groups for 200MW solar IPPSubscription

Photovoltaic (PV) plant will be located in the West Nile of Egypt

City Centre Mall

Majid al-Futtaim revenues grow by 8 per centSubscription

Shopping malls and hotel operator continues to grow in the Middle East and African region

Egypt housing

Egyptian banks ink housing loanSubscription

Egypt requires at least 500,000 new homes to be built every year for five years to keep up with population growth

Egypt capital city night aerial shot

China Railway Group signs agreement with EgyptSubscription

Firm inks deal with government for work on capital city project

Egyptian Exchange

Egypt plans IPO for state-owned contractor Subscription

Move is part of broader government scheme to list public companies

Dubai triples renewables target

Commercial banks say 'no' to Egyptian renewablesSubscription

No appetite from international lenders, development banks reach maximum capacity

Wind turbines

Egypt expects renewables agreements in FebruarySubscription

Power purchase agreements are close to being ‘bankable’

China's President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

China's president signs Egypt finance dealsSubscription

Beijing builds Middle East ties

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt to announce new renewables tariffsSubscription

New round of projects under study

David Richter

Major construction programmes keep firms busy in 2016Subscription

Hill International is working on long-term projects across the region

Coal-fired power station

Massive project finance pipeline for 2016Subscription

Project finance in 2016 shows potential, but banks may hold back

Target: Cairo is aiming for renewables to contribute 20 per cent of energy production by 2020

EFG eyes $6bn opportunity in Egyptian renewablesSubscription

Interview with Bakr Abdel Wahab, managing director and head of infrastructure at Cairo-based EFG Hermes Private Equity

Oil rig

Board Report: February 2016Subscription

Region begins economic overhaul in response to low oil prices

Egypt housing

Private sector the antidote for Egypt housing shortageSubscription

Industry experts agree the government’s role should be limited to encouraging the private sector, subsidising land prices and developing masterplans

Crowded roads in Egypt

The population challenges ahead for Egypt and IranSubscription

Egypt and Iran have the largest populations in the Middle East, but both countries face very different challenges

Youth bulge

Harnessing the youth bulgeSubscription

The increasing proportion of young people in the region means governments can achieve rapid economic growth through prudent job creation

Ahmed Badreldin, partner and head of the Middle East and North Africa region at Abraaj

Lucrative areas of focus for private equity investorsSubscription

Interview: Ahmed Badreldin, partner and head of the Middle East and North Africa region at Dubai investment firm Abraaj Group

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle

Renewable energy contract awards up 450 per centSubscription

Market is set for further growth in 2016

4 top 100 projects contract values by quarter, Q4 2015

Egypt a bright spot in declining Top 100 Projects indexSubscription

More falls could follow for the index tracker