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Arabian Cement Company expected to complete share offer in May Subscription Required

22 April 2014, 14:08 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Arabian Cement Company offering is expected to raise about $109m

Sabahi enters presidential race against Al-Sisi Subscription Required

20 April 2014, 9:19 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Candidate submits official documents

Global Telecom sells 51 per cent stake in Djezzy Subscription Required

20 April 2014, 9:17 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Sale puts an end to four-year dispute with Algeria

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood members from elections Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 12:58 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Islamic movement the Muslim Brotherhood is now blacklisted as a terrorist group

Trial of Al-Jazeera journalists resumes in Egypt Subscription Required

10 April 2014, 9:13 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Concern grows surrounding freedom of expression in country

Emirates NBD opens in Egypt Subscription Required

9 April 2014, 13:17 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

UAE-Egypt relations strengthen

Egypt in need of structural reform, warns IMF Subscription Required

9 April 2014, 10:02 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Latest report forecasts 2.3 per cent GDP growth in 2014

Tecnimont-Archirodon consortium selected for Egypt cracker complex Subscription Required

7 April 2014, 13:29 GMT | By Mark Watts

Carbon Holdings awards contract valued at $1.7bn-1.95bn to build utilities and offsite facilities

Arabtec appoints chief for Egypt subsidiary Subscription Required

2 April 2014, 15:04 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Sami Asad to lead construction of one million homes

Egypt issues new tenders for port projects Subscription Required

31 March 2014, 9:10 GMT | By Jeff Florian

New terminals to be built at Safaga, El-Tor and Alexandria Port

Egypt to tender $1.2bn phase of Cairo metro in first week of April Subscription Required

31 March 2014, 6:10 GMT | By Jeff Florian

Tender to be issued for phase three of metro Line 3

Egypt to introduce single telecoms licence by June Subscription Required

30 March 2014, 7:20 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Licence will allow operators to offer both fixed line and mobile services

Al-Sisi resigns from army to run for presidency Subscription Required

27 March 2014, 5:48 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Elections due to start on 30 March

Carbon Holdings aims to complete Egypt cracker financing by year-end Subscription Required

25 March 2014, 9:59 GMT | By Mark Watts

Private company aims to raise about $1bn from market after completing deals with banks and strategic partners

Widespread condemnation of Egypt’s mass death sentence Subscription Required

25 March 2014, 7:19 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

More than 500 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood convicted

Egypt extends bid deadline for Toukh treatment plant expansion Subscription Required

24 March 2014, 13:02 GMT | By Iliana Foutsitzis

Facility expected to provide 68,000 cubic metres a day of potable water

Egypt court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death Subscription Required

24 March 2014, 12:52 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Convicted charged with murder of policeman

Egypt ammonium nitrate plant due for completion in 2014 Subscription Required

24 March 2014, 10:40 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Facility will be the first to produce the chemical in the Middle East and North Africa region

Subsidies hinder Egyptian oil sector development Subscription Required

24 March 2014, 9:11 GMT | By Adal Mirza

Former Egyptian oil minister says energy pricing reform is key

Middle East and Africa steel production up 3.1 per cent Subscription Required

23 March 2014, 7:54 GMT | By Mark Watts

February increase in output driven by Iran, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Analysis

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

Banned

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

Support: Egypt’s army chief has won the admiration of much of society

Egypt prepares to vote again Subscription Required

12 December 2013, 8:03 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Many parties in Egypt support the draft constitution, which offers better human rights protection, but boosts the army’s power

Steel

Egyptian steel producers hoping for fresh start in 2014 Subscription Required

11 December 2013, 7:19 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Political stability expected to kick-start economy and give impetus to stagnant projects market

Egypt consumer price index 2005-2014

Egypt inflation hits highest rate in two years Subscription Required

13 November 2013, 8:09 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Food inflation expected to ease, but currency could continue to depreciate

Changing mindsets: GCC nationals prefer to live in villas, which is unfeasible in low-cost housing schemes

Region fails on social housing Subscription Required

17 October 2013, 4:30 GMT | By Jeff Florian

The affordable housing shortage has escalated into a crisis in many Middle Eastern countries

Amr Seif Subscription Required

8 October 2013, 10:42 GMT

Amr Seif is head of asset management, EFG Hermes

Middle East asset management Subscription Required

8 October 2013, 10:28 GMT

Six executives leading asset management companies in the Middle East: Mark Watts, Amr Seif, Thomas Connelly, Faysal Badran, Walid Hayek and David Marshall

Comment

Reform: Whoever is elected must make tough choices

Stability falls to next leadership Egypt

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

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

Egypt

Al-Sisi faced with daunting mission

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

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

Construction

Progress is key on housing deal

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

27 February 2014, 14:12 GMT

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

Solution: States must provide incentives to developers

Social housing crisis deepens Subscription Required

17 October 2013, 5:00 GMT

Private sector engagement is vital for the region’s governments to meet their affordable housing targets

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