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Egypt News and Analysis


Rating agencies warn Egypt has 'much work to be done' Subscription Required

10 July 2014, 15:23 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Credit upgrade unlikely in near term

Fitch says Egypt’s fuel price hike good for credit rating Subscription Required

9 July 2014, 6:12 GMT | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Fuel price rises will contribute to Egypt’s fiscal deficit

Egypt’s slums secure upgrade funding Subscription Required

8 July 2014, 10:41 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

EU investment to improve living standards for country’s poorest

Al-Sisi’s 80 per cent fuel hike is not enough, says BG Group Subscription Required

8 July 2014, 10:07 GMT | By Wil Crisp

Oil and gas company BG Group calls for debts to be paid and less disruption to feed stocks

Egypt slashes fuel subsidies prompting protests Subscription Required

6 July 2014, 11:20 GMT | By Wil Crisp

Petrol prices rise by as much as 80 per cent as part of austerity drive

Investors become more attuned to regional risk Subscription Required

2 July 2014, 10:04 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Fund managers see potential in Middle East and North African countries set for recovery

Egypt cuts fuel subsidies by $6bn in budget Subscription Required

1 July 2014, 8:00 GMT | By Wil Crisp

Al-Sisi pushes through subsidy spending reduction to cut deficit

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30 June 2014, 9:57 GMT | By Richard Thompson

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Saudi-based CPC acquires Egyptian glass producer for $180m Subscription Required

30 June 2014, 9:10 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Firm sees growing demand for building materials and glass in Egypt and Africa

Japanese firms win equipment deal for Egyptian power plant Subscription Required

30 June 2014, 8:47 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Japanese group will provide steam turbines and generators for planned gas-fired plant

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Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years in Egypt Subscription Required

23 June 2014, 12:29 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

International outcry at verdicts for Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt

US releases military aid to Egypt Subscription Required

23 June 2014, 10:07 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

US Secretary of State reiterates the right of freedom of expression in Egypt

Middle East May steel output surged 7.3 per cent Subscription Required

22 June 2014, 7:55 GMT | By Mark Watts

Rising steel production in region driven by Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran

New Egyptian cabinet readies to revive economy Subscription Required

19 June 2014, 9:13 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

New Investment Ministry set up to attract foreign investors back to Egypt

Demand for Egypt’s Eurobonds remains strong Subscription Required

16 June 2014, 10:04 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

But credit upgrade vital for future growth

State-owned company to build Egyptian wheat silos Subscription Required

9 June 2014, 13:15 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Arab Organisation for Industrialisation to build 25 silos in North African state

Egypt seeks bidders for new housing project Subscription Required

8 June 2014, 7:34 GMT | By Jeff Florian

A total of 1,000 housing units to be built in Hurghada

Egypt launches $1bn tourism investment fund Subscription Required

5 June 2014, 10:15 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Fund to help tourism industry recover

Contractors prepare to submit bids for Cairo metro line 3 works Subscription Required

4 June 2014, 11:35 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Seven groups have prequalified for Cairo metro Line 3 tender


President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Al-Sisi kicks off austerity drive Subscription Required

10 July 2014, 13:34 GMT | 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, 8:56 GMT | 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

Mending relations: US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) visited Egypt in late June

Al-Sisi’s foreign policy challenge Subscription Required

26 June 2014, 12:56 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

The new president’s strong-arm moves could both attract investment into Egypt and turn international opinion against him

Growth in Egypt bank loans

Bank lending in Egypt gains momentum Subscription Required

23 June 2014, 13:51 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Loan volume improves for fourth month in a row

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Unlocking Egypt's investment capital Subscription Required

12 June 2014, 15:15 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Al-Sisi’s election is seen by many as an investor-friendly move

Investment: Al-Sisi's spending plans could generate much-needed employment

The social challenge facing Al-Sisi Subscription Required

5 June 2014, 10:01 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

New president Abdul Fattah al-Sisi needs to maintain popular support by tackling Egypt’s ingrained social problems

Next step: Before Egypt’s economy can be put back on track, political stability must first be achieved

Reform the key to fiscal stability Subscription Required

24 April 2014, 13:39 GMT

Gulf financial aid has been propping up Egypt’s economy, but is not the long-term solution for its problems


Muslim Brotherhood faces tough decision Subscription Required

20 March 2014, 15:47 GMT | By Adal Mirza

In the face of Saudi Arabia’s hard line, the Muslim Brotherhood must choose its future direction

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President, Algeria

People to watch 2014 Subscription Required

6 January 2014, 9:58 GMT

Key figures in the Middle East economy for the coming year

Steel demand

Steel sector to see rising demand Subscription Required

31 December 2013, 8:47 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Higher public spending is set to spur growth in demand, but challenges threaten the industry’s potential



Egypt moves ahead with key power projects

3 July 2014, 15:38 GMT | Updated: 7 July 2014, 12:35 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

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


Journalists’ jailing fuel for instability

26 June 2014, 14:33 GMT

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

12 June 2014, 16:38 GMT

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

Reform: Whoever is elected must make tough choices

Stability falls to next leadership Egypt Subscription Required

24 April 2014, 15:38 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Egypt’s new leadership must work out how to revitalise the economy while balancing political stability and electoral satisfaction

Ports: Tenders have been issued for ports projects

Signs of a turn in Egypt’s fortunes Subscription Required

3 April 2014, 15:48 GMT | By Jeff Florian

While new infrastructure projects indicate an improvement in Egypt’s economy, stability is still a key issue


Al-Sisi faced with daunting mission Subscription Required

27 March 2014, 14:23 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

If the ex-army chief is elected leader, he will have to ensure stability as well as a democratic government

Mubarak-style leadership?

Egypt's inevitable return to military rule Subscription Required

20 March 2014, 16:19 GMT

Army chief Al-Sisi is expected to be elected president, in a sign that Egyptians are desperate for stability


Progress is key on housing deal Subscription Required

13 March 2014, 14:52 GMT | By Colin Foreman

The low-cost housing contract the Egyptian government has signed with Arabtec promises much-needed homes and jobs for citizens

Ibrahim Mahlab: Poised to tackle Egypt’s problems

New leader in Egypt will take tough stance Subscription Required

27 February 2014, 14:12 GMT

With Egypt’s economy continuing to struggle, the new government must live up to its promises

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