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Thermal power switch yard

Egypt pushes ahead with major power plants Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

The plants will be among the largest thermal facilities in the country

Renewable energy

No time frame for Noor 1 tender Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Masdar shares renewables projects plans exclusively with MEED

Wastewater

Egypt still evaluating Abu Rawash proposals Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Client had planned to award contract in March

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt renewables PPAs released Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Developers studying draft documents and preparing feedback

Wind power

GDF Suez submits lowest bid for Egypt wind farm Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe , Philippa Wilkinson

Wind project will be located in Gulf of Suez

Mohamed Mursi in jail

Mursi spared the death sentence

21 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

But a number of supporters sentenced to death

Wind power

Egypt opens wind farm bids Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Four consortiums submitted proposals for project

Emaar Misr records profit jump

Emaar Misr records profit jump Subscription Required

20 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Emaar Misr reports an increase in profits and revenues

Artist's rendition of capital city

Eagle Hills to build housing in Egypt Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

UAE developer awarded contract by Housing Ministry

Chinese firms submit studies for Egypt coal plants

Chinese firms submit studies for Egypt coal plants Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Companies signed initial agreements at recent development conference

Egypt election delays cause uncertainty over gas law

Egypt looks to establish gas regulator by August Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Source says hitting the deadline is dependent on new legislation

Egypt parliament

Egypt cabinet approves amendments to election laws Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Country moves closer to holding parliamentary elections

Rail

Chinese firm signs Egypt railway agreement Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt signs an agreement with China Railway Construction Corporation for the rehabilitation of railway lines in the greater Cairo area

Gas field

No profit sharing on Egypt’s largest gas field Subscription Required

13 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

BP and RWE will keep all profits from the field

Artist rendering showing part of Egypt's planned New Capital City Project

Second quarter start for capital city construction Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Fast-tracked Egyptian megaproject was launched in March

Western Desert in Egypt

Kuwait Energy Abu Sinan well tests annouced Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Egypt find will add significant value to assets in the surrounding region

Egypt secures upgrade from Moody’s

Egypt secures upgrade from Moody’s Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Country’s rating improves on back of fiscal reforms

Oil exploration

Egypt announces discovery in Western Desert Subscription Required

5 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Recoverable hydrocarbons include both oil and gas

Mixed-use development

Egyptian developers sign agreement Subscription Required

2 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

New mixed-use project announced near Cairo

Road in Ethiopia

Egyptian firms encouraged to enter Ethiopian market Subscription Required

2 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt and Ethiopia meet on the sidelines of regional summit and agree to encourage better relations between the two countries

Analysis

Egypt security

Security fears dampen Egypt optimism Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

With $130bn worth of investments pledged, Egypt must tackle the security situation to ensure projects go ahead and confidence returns

Wind power a contender in North Africa

Wind power a contender in North Africa Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Latest bid prices put onshore wind in Egypt on par with gas generation

Largest defence budgets 2014

Joint Arab force gains traction Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Critics warn that a pan-Arab military force runs the risk of becoming a Sunni-led regional superpower unless properly governed

Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne

MEED board report, April 2015 Subscription Required

8 April 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Key events and trends in the region over the past month and their impact on the outlook for the Middle East and North Africa

Al-Maktoum International location

Boom in Egypt oil and gas project awards expected Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contracts worth $37.2bn expected to be signed before the end of 2018

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi speaks at the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh on 13 March

Egypt’s $200bn sales pitch

17 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Cairo’s huge investment conference was a defining moment for President Al-Sisi

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals Subscription Required

15 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

Egypt GDP growth and planned real estate projects

Egypt real estate projects top $140bn Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Real estate plans across the country to face investors as investment conference nears

Ibrahim Mahlab, premier of Egypt

'We are reforming the economy,' says Egypt premier Ibrahim Mahlab Subscription Required

3 March 2015 | By Elizabeth Bains

In an exclusive interview with MEED, the prime minister explains how the government is working towards a fundamental reform of the Egyptian economy and looking to engage the private sector

Cairo in Egypt

Economic optimism growing in Egypt Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Expectations are high ahead of Economic Development Conference in March

Comment

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off

23 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

Mursi

Mursi sentence could drive deeper divisions in Egypt

22 April 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Twenty-year sentence highlights flaws in Egypt’s justice system

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Progress with Egypt power schemes welcomed

21 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Cairo must ensure progress is made with all preliminary agreements for vital generation projects

Saudi Arabia army

Running the risk of war

14 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A joint Arab military force is a positive move, but could still lead to war

Richard Thompson

Defining moment for Egypt

19 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Summit saw new alliance of regional and international stakeholders sign up for a war on issues that hold the region back

Cairo raised $130bn of investment pledges at the summit

Making good on promises Subscription Required

17 March 2015

The Sharm el-Sheikh conference is just the start of a very long and difficult journey for Egypt

Egypt's Capital City project

Cairo awakens with ambitious plans Subscription Required

17 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt is beginning to look like a lucrative market for contractors

The Egyptian government is committed to implementing coal-fired schemes on a large scale

Cairo turns to coal Subscription Required

17 March 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Government forecasts it needs an additional 54GW of capacity to tackle power outages

Rob Jones

Egypt must deliver on major contracts Subscription Required

15 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

With investment of $130bn to redevelop its infrastructure and create jobs, Egypt has big plans

Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt

Security in Sharm el-Sheikh intensifies ahead of conference Subscription Required

12 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Historic week for Egypt as it courts international investors

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