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Cement companies look to control market prices in face of production decline: Sector Source

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Establishment of higher council for building materials sought and introduction of new licence to control irregularly priced items

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Six Middle East countries lose $35bn as impact of Syrian war and ISIS spread

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Analysis suggests Syria and Iraq bear brunt of direct costs of war, losing 14% and 16% in per capita welfare, respectively

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Fitch Raises Egypt’s Credit Rating to ‘B’

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

At end of 2014, national debt stood at 90.5% of GDP, and is set to drop to 85.8% of GDP by the end of the FY 2015-2016

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On-campus violations against students continue: AFTE

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Two students from Alexandria University refered to military courts, says student observatory

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New US ambassador arrives in Egypt as Al-Sisi and Obama discuss bilateral ties

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Phone call between two leaders covered regional security and human rights

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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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EIPR calls for more budget transparency

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Budget transparency defined by disclosing more information on budget and providing simple and clear data for public to understand, EIPR study says

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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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Egyptian plane with 10 Syrians on board held at Swedish airport

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

The plane arrived at Malmö airport on 16 December and has been held in the airport since arrival

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40 Police Academy students expelled over ‘Brotherhood affiliations’

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

Students were enrolled in academy during Morsi’s reign, says Interior Ministry spokesman

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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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Egypt exports to UK grow by 30% in 2014: Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Egypt-UK trade volume expected to surpass $2bn for first time, chamber says

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Another 300 Muslim Brotherhood figures referred to military courts

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

Number of civilians referred to military courts increases amid concerns from political groups

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Clover : From field to cattle in Ismailia

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Culture  /  1 Comment

  By Mohamed Abdel Monsef and Ahmed Salama Pivot irrigation systems allow the cultivation of 150 acres of clover in one day, while the same amount takes a month to cultivate using traditional means. Harvesting read the rest…

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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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Military reveals investigation findings of Rea Sea collision

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Crashed fishing boat didn’t have an emergency communication system, says army spokesperson

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Returning Egyptian fishermen outline problems faced in Libya conflict

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

The fishermen returned after being caught in fighting between Haftar loyalists and Libya Dawn

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Egyptian-Chinese Business Council formed

  /  December 15, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Minister of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour issued a decree Monday stipulating the formation of the Egyptian-Chinese Business Council, headed by Ahmed Al-Sewedy. The decree stipulates in its second article, that the head read the rest…

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Verdict on banning of Utras groups adjourned to 29 December

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

Lawsuit filed by Mortada Mansour, Zamalek club chairman, calling ultras “terrorist groups”

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Officials stop printing of newspaper, stoking new fears of censorship

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

Al-Mesryoon issue printed after “authorities” approved and revised content, says newspaper

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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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Foreign Ministry condemns Michele Dunne’s statement regarding her entry to Egypt

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Consular department claims that Dunne did not have the correct visa for entry

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Government and fans battle in court and on the pitch in Egypt and Turkey

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey Egyptian and Turkish football pitches are set to re-emerge as battlegrounds between militant, street battle-hardened fans and authoritarian leaders in a life and death struggle that involves legal proceedings to brand read the rest…

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Egypt looking to mend economy with energy moves

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

  By Oxford Business Group Egypt has been making impressive progress in straightening up its balance sheet in recent months. Steep cuts in energy subsidies coupled with a drop in world oil prices have given read the rest…

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Resumption of military aid to Egypt part of US spending bill for 2015

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

A new clause permits Secretary of State to bypass democratic conditions on aid

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Misr Al-Qawia Party calls for dialogue, criticises current penal institutions

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Party presented short- and long-term recommendations to end ‘political turmoil’

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DP World plans to acquire 10% of goods traded globally

  /  December 13, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Discussions are underway to expand operations at Ain Sokhna Port

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10,000 Sudanese acres ready for Egyptian farmers: Sudanese Investment Minister

  /  December 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Sudan is now adopting the open door policy for investments

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