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Arabia Group investing in 1m square metre project in Sinai: Chairman

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Business, interviews  /  1 Comment

Tarek Shoukry believes the prices of the property units by around 25%.

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Salam from the Bundestag

  /  April 5, 2014  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Cemile Giousouf, the first Turkish Muslim member of Germany’s parliament, speaks to Daily News Egypt

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UNEP Finance Initiative seeking members in Egypt: Banking coordinator

  /  March 19, 2014  /  interviews  /  3 Comments

The United Nations Environment Programme works with financial institutions to develop environment-focused economic activities, Careen Abb says

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31 million passengers used EHCAAN airports in 2013: Chairman

  /  March 17, 2014  /  interviews  /  3 Comments

Holding company for Egyptian airports cites 4.8 % decline in air traffic, but also points to a Bid to restore Cairo Airport status in Africa amid visits from international lenders

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Boundless natural gas, boundless opportunities: Interview with EIA chief

  /  February 25, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

The Energy Information Agency (EIA) has predicted that natural gas production in the US will continue to grow at an impressive pace. Right now output is close to 70bn cubic feet a day and is read the rest…

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Abu El-Reesh Hospital expansions to start next year: Head of the JICA office in Egypt

  /  February 19, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

The organisation has completed a study assessing the potential wind energy development in the western area of the Nile

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Egypt is an advanced market when it comes to telecom: Ericsson CEO

  /  February 19, 2014  /  interviews, Technology  /  2 Comments

DNE Chairman Mostafa Sakr discusses Egypt’s telecom industry with HansVestberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ericsson Group

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The Golden Age of Gas, Possibly: Interview with the IEA

  /  February 12, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

The potential for a golden age of gas comes along with a big “if” regarding environmental and social impact. The International Energy Agency (IEA)—the “global energy authority”–believes that this age of gas can be golden, read the rest…

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A benevolent dictator would consider human rights for respectful citizens: Hammouda

  /  February 9, 2014  /  interviews  /  16 Comments

Daily News Egypt interviews Ahmed Ezz’s lawyer

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‘I was so incredibly scared’

and   /  February 8, 2014  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Dutch journalist Rena Netjes speaks to Daily News Egypt about charges, consular assistance, and her departure from Egypt

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We are building leadership in Egypt: IDRC

  /  February 4, 2014  /  interviews  /  1 Comment

DNE interviews IDRC President Dr Jean Lebel and Regional Director Bruce Currie-Alder

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Government accountability a must: CPJ MENA head

  /  January 27, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

DNE interviews Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at Committee to Protect Journalists

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Stripping the oppressor of his means of oppression is a non-violent act: Salhen

  /  January 18, 2014  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

DNE interviews Students Against the Coup spokesman

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ESU President: The entire country would suffer both economically and politically if the school year stops

  /  January 8, 2014  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Egyptian universities have been under the spotlightdue to the escalating violence since the beginning of the school yearas a reaction to the military backed transition in power. Egypt’s Student Union (ESU)President Mohamed Badran has been read the rest…

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Mobinil expected to see profitability in 2015 and plans to invest EGP 2.5bn in the coming year: Managing director

  /  December 11, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  1 Comment

Mobinil Managing Director Ive Gotieh stressed the need to settle all monetary disputes with Telecom Egypt before the latter will provide mobile services. Gotieh stresses that this action will help to maintain “fair competition in the domestic market.”

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Qualcomm cooperates with Egyptian Mobile operators

  /  December 11, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  2 Comments

We have been working with the three major mobile operators on projects ranging from network optimisation to device design and production: Qualcomm

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Oil expert Mohammed Shoaib: Petroleum production and refinement operations unaffected by events after January 25 Revolution

  /  December 9, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  1 Comment

Shaib revealed that the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation had been negotiating a loan of US$2 billion before the revolution in order to meet its dues owed to partners, but negotiations ceased after the upheaval.

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Pharmaceutical pricing system in need of reform: Novartis Vice Chairman

  /  December 3, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  3 Comments

Restoring security and amending registration and pricing rules are vital to attracting investments, says El Sharkawy

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Wamco Motors acquires two ‘market-changing’ car franchises: CEO

  /  December 1, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  No Comments

Company will offer “Oley” and 2014 models of “Vita 2” and “Dream” in Automac-Formula exhibition in March

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Insurance industry, big winner in Egypt’s unrest

  /  November 30, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  No Comments

Negotiations on investments are underway for insurance sector to fund national projects
The company is considering entering the lending market and financial intermediation
The restructuring of MIHC set up two companies: Misr Property Insurance and Misr Life

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Pharmaceutical leader calls for hike in drug prices

  /  November 24, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  1 Comment

Novartis’s vice-president also called for the Ministry of Health to formulate a clear system to guarantee the delivery of modern and innovative drugs as quickly as possible and at the appropriate prices.

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Executive Chairman: Egypt Gulf Bank aims to reach profits of EGP 178 million this year

  /  November 19, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  1 Comment

Independent unit to manage small- to medium-sized projects will be launched before the end of this year
New mortgage and savings certificate products were released during the last quarter

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Nada Shousha, IFC director for Egypt, Libya, and Yemen: IFC’s investments in Egypt reach US$1 billion

  /  November 17, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  No Comments

The International Finance Corporation is willing to finance public-private-partnerships centred on infrastructure, says regional director

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Ahmed Al-Wakil: Fair prices will not be realised unless commodity exchange controls are established

  /  November 16, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  1 Comment

Import duty solution does not take into account the fact that consumers bear the costs of company and state failures

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Ambassador Mona Omar: Egypt lacks a cohesive plan to deal with Africa and Nile basin countries

  /  November 13, 2013  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Presidential envoy discusses Egypt’s historic right to Nile water and its role in the region

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Criminal law languishes in post-revolution Egypt: Sarie-Eldin

  /  November 12, 2013  /  interviews  /  3 Comments

We are suffering from a post-January 25 mess and the politicization of criminal law in investment disputes, according to economic and legal expert Hani Sarie-Eldin

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Accusations of non-patriotism upset me: Egyptian Kung-Fu player

  /  November 12, 2013  /  interviews, Sports  /  No Comments

I have a video of the full ceremony, which I will publish at the right time to exonerate myself: Mohamed Youssef

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Euromoney: Gross revenues increased by more than 40% over past year, $700m in revenues expected this year: Samsung Egypt General Manager

  /  November 10, 2013  /  interviews, Technology  /  2 Comments

Market share for smartphone is around 70%.
Over 800 Egyptian employees work in the Beni Suef Samsung facility.
Samsung aspires to expand its export capabilities from Egypt to reach the GCC areas then Europe.
Starting next year, Samsung will make more investments to increase the manufacturing lines such as the panel assembly line

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Euromoney: Egypt needs to compare itself with the competition in the region: CEO of GACIC

  /  November 10, 2013  /  Business, interviews  /  1 Comment

You can’t blame the political turmoil entirely as a reason. What we are experiencing here is a weakness that was in the Egyptian economy before 2011.
Mining, machine manufacturing and training are among the top sectors German investors would be interested in.

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Euromoney: Technology sector to attract EGP 20bn of investments this year: Minister

  /  November 10, 2013  /  interviews, Technology  /  No Comments

Sector to grow by about 10% in 2013/2014
Forecasted investments slid from EGP 20bn to 24bn due to political turmoil in first-quarter
Ministry aims to broaden room for competition
Integrated phone license to be issued by year end
Ministry guarantees justice to all parties involved in license

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