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38% increase in sales in 2014: Tokio Marine Family Takaful MD

  /  December 17, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

The main obstacle facing the insurance market is for people to be truly convinced to engage in insurance services, says Masaya Inagaki

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EU supports Egypt with EGP 80m in tourism investments

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

EU is source of over 50% of foreign direct investment, constituting over 40% of total European direct investment per Mediterranean countries

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Negotiations to resume with Russia to provide natural gas via Gazprom: Deputy Russian PM

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Russia is preparing technology with the World Bank to implement the ‘one-stop shop’ investment window system

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Assad’s cousin heads Syrian delegation to Egypt

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Former deputy foreign minister says Syrian delegation visit is a “good sign”

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Arab Contractors will participate in Ethiopian road project

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The Ethiopian road will be section of Trans-African Highway, connecting Cairo to Cape Town

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Egyptian and Kuwaiti Ministers launch ‘Arab Front’ to combat terrorism

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Front aims to prevent “non-expert” and “unqualified” opinions from infiltrating religious discourse

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European Union ‘temporarily’ removes Hamas from list of terrorist organisations

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Change in status based on a technicality according to EU court statement

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Court overturns seizure of Brotherhood assets

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Particular freezes on assets were not constitutional or legal

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Military raid in North Sinai kills 5 militants

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The raid targeted areas in Al-Arish and Sheikh Zuweid

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Stock market sheds EGP 12.4bn, all market indexes decline

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

A further drop in oil prices results in additional losses for the Egyptian capital market

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Brent price decrease drives down subsidies in FY 2014/2015 budget to approximately EGP 55bn

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Fuel oil, which is supplied into markets, is currently not subsidised, says expert

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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian during West Bank raid

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Death comes less than a week after confrontation between Israeli troops and West Bank protesters led to the death of a Palestinian minister

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Ayady Company launches with EGP 10bn in capital

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Government is contributing EGP 2bn to new company

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Population council, USAID help over 1,400 women start their businesses

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Over 660 women have found employment opportunities

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Government studies allow new cement factories to be established: Prime Minister

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Government Economic Group discussion takes legal and economic dimensions into account in expanding cement production

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Egypt second in the world for arrested journalists: Reporters Without Borders

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Political situation does not justify President Al-Sisi’s repressive policies,” says watchdog

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2 protesters killed during Morsi’s rule officially recognised as ‘revolution martyrs’

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rights group supports families access to martyrs’ fund

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Captain of container ship that struck fishermen boat arrested

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The prosecution ordered their detention for four days pending further investigations, state media reported.

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EGP 3bn for Ministries of Supply, Transport, and Electricity: Minister of Finance

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Finance to be given to enhance efficiency of the electricity distribution network to renewable energy power plants

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Presidential decree creates new police rank with power of arrest

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi issued a decree creating a new police rank: “Associate Security Officer”

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British Embassy in Cairo re-opens, security issues ‘resolved’

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Relations with Egypt rest on “people – not a building”: British Ambassador

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Investigative reporter Yaser Zayat talks about journalism in Egypt

  /  December 15, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

“It’s certainly a risky field, but this is what proves the true mettle of journalists and helps them change the world,” says Zayat

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40 referred to military prosecution: FJP

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Of the 40 defendants, nine are females, says party, and four are high school students, says rights centre

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Rights group seeks to investigate Egyptian officials linked to CIA torture report

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Authorities will be forced to take action once names are revealed,” says NCHR member

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600 minors held on political charges in unofficial police camp: NGO

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Interior Ministry denies existence of Central Security-run Banha centre, claims minors are never detained in prisons

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Petroleum prices drive stock market down: Experts

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Market gains EGP 5.9bn Monday after witnessing a huge loss the previous day

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Weekly dollar bids rise to four times a week

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

CBE is set to raise dollar bids worth a total of $160m instead of $120m

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28% increase in subsidised health services in November: IDSC

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Over 171,000 cases were treated in Egypt, while 8 cases received treatment abroad

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Egypt’s Grand Mufti condemns Sydney hostage crisis

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

“Act of terror does not fall under the teachings of Islam, which calls for co-existence and peace”

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2 Egyptians killed, 4 injured amid heavy fighting in Libya

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egyptian Foreign Ministry warns citizens against travelling to oil rich country

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