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Egyptian currency

Weakened Egyptian pound to lure investors Subscription Required

28 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Pound falls once more to 7.43 against the dollar

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt clarifies renewables participation Subscription Required

28 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Companies may participate in more than one consortium

Michelle Davies and Gus Shellenkens

Egypt focus for renewables Subscription Required

26 January 2015 | By Robert Jones

The country’s plans for solar and wind plans make renewables attractive for investors

Steven Griffiths

A significant year for solar Subscription Required

25 January 2015 | By Robert Jones

Solar plans are expected to accelerate in 2015

Egyptian pound continues depreciation

Egyptian pound continues depreciation Subscription Required

25 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Fall could boost exports and attract investment

solar

Renewable strategies take shape Subscription Required

22 January 2015 | By Robert Jones

Renewable energy plans in Egypt and Dubai grabbed the headlines during World Future Energy Summit 2015

Generous pricing for Egypt renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

Costs cut into Egypt feed-in tariff profits Subscription Required

22 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Generous pricing for renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt considers second round of solar Subscription Required

21 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Grid capacity to be improved with $549m investment

Renewables

Egypt wants renewables online by 2016 Subscription Required

21 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tight timescale for wind and solar feed-in tariff scheme

Egypt targets nuclear and coal as energy sources

Egypt sets sights on nuclear and coal Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Several sites under study as part of generation expansion plan

power

Egypt to invite second round of wind proposals Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

First round of feed-in tariff proposals did not meet targets

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Al-Sisi says Egypt committed to Gulf security Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Egyptian president was speaking on first official UAE state visit

Wastewater

Abu Rawash Wastewater deadline delayed Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Bids now due 26 January

Wind power

Egypt committed to renewable programme Subscription Required

19 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Al-Sisi is in UAE on first official state visit

Power plant

Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

Rig

Eni awarded Egyptian oil and gas concessions Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Italian oil and gas company signs agreement for the offshore North Leil and Karawan blocks 

Rail intersection

Alstom wins contract for Egyptian railway line Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

France-based firm wins contract to modernise Egyptian trains

Mubarak to be retried on fraud charges

Mubarak to be retried on fraud charges Subscription Required

14 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Former Egyptian president has original convictions overturned

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt prepares for parliamentary elections Subscription Required

13 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

NGOs to seek right to monitor vote

Plant

Tahrir construction to start in third quarter Subscription Required

12 January 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Financing negotiations are ongoing for Egypt’s biggest petrochemical plant

Analysis

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.

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

Comment

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

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

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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