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50%, increase in consumer consumption of goods in Ramadan: Ministry of Supply

Egypt’s Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Aly El Meselhi said in a television interview that the volume of consumer’s consumption of food commodities during Ramadan is 50% higher than other months. Manufacturers and traders are achieving high profits in this Holy month, despite of the large price cuts such as extreme discounts of up …

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Unemployment rate drops to 10.6% in Q1 2018: CAPMAS

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Tuesday the results of its labour force survey for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, stating that unemployment fell to 10.6% of the total labour force compared to 11.3% in Q4 2017. According to the CAPMAS, that quarter witnessed both a decrease in the …

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Despite the strike by medical staff, a doctor provides treatment to a man in Mounira hospital Hassan Ibrahim / DNE

50.9% of Egyptians are health insurance subscribers, beneficiaries

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced in a press release on the occasion of the International Day of Families, observed annually on 15 May, that 50.9% of the Egyptian population are subscribers to or beneficiaries of health insurance. The CAPMAS also said that 10.3m families live in urban areas compared with …

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$4.9bn in trade exchange between Egypt, UAE in 2017

The value of trade exchange between Egypt and the UAE in 2017 amounted to $4.9bn, versus $2.8bn in 2012. This came according to a report prepared by the department of trade policies and international organisations at the UAE’s Ministry of Economy, which was reported by the Emirates News Agency on Sunday. The report stated that …

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Egypt launches initiative to establish scientific city at an initial cost of EGP 12bn

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghafar, and Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil inaugurated on Saturday evening the FUSION initiative, which aims to develop Egyptian industry and qualify a new generation of creative graduates and entrepreneurs to advance the Egyptian economy. FUSION is an initiative launched by the Faculty of …

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Fadia Kiwan named new director general of Arab Women Organistion

The Arab Women Organisation (AWO) announced that Fadia Kiwan, the candidate from Lebanon, has been elected as its new director general for the period from 2018 to 2022, succeeding Mervat Tallawy from Egypt. This came during the 14th extraordinary meeting of the executive council of the AWO, where nominations for the post of director general …

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NCW to monitor women’s of women in Ramadan dramas, commercials

Based on the social responsibility of the National Council for Women (NCW), Suzan Al-Kalini, head of the media committee at the NCW, announced that the council has formed a committee to monitor the image of women in the series, commercials, and programmes to be screened on television during the holy month of Ramadan. During the …

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Tourism sector represents 10% of world’s GDP: UNWTO

Mohammed Al Muhairi, undersecretary for tourism at the UAE Ministry of Economy and chairperson of the Middle East committee of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), said that the tourism sector now accounts for 10% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). He added that the tourism sector accounts for 11% of the world’s total labour …

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What is required to achieve sustainable development in Egypt?

Egypt adopted in 2015 the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030, but the question remains what the actual requirements are to achieve sustainable development. For his part, the former head of the General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Assem Ragab, called for the need to provide indicators to measure the sustainable development plan adopted …

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3.031m students enrolled in higher education in 2016/2017

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed on Sunday that the total number of students enrolled in higher education increased by 2.1% to reach 3.031 million students during the 2016/2017 academic year, up from 2.969 million students in 2015/2016. According to CAPMAS’ annual bulletin of enrolled students and faculty staff members in …

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Microsoft Egypt launches campaign to train more than 1,500 Egyptian women

Microsoft Egypt launched a women’s empowerment campaign under the hashtag #MakeWhatsNext, aimed at motivating young women to develop their skills and discover various professions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. As part of the initiative, Microsoft Egypt collaborated with several governmental and non-governmental organisations around the world to organise a series of events …

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10,000, new investors in Egyptian Exchange within three months: Adel

The vice president of the Egyptian Exchange, Mohsen Adel, revealed on Sunday that 10,000 new investors entered the EGX since the beginning of 2018 through 31 March. This came during the session Capital Market Reform in the Portfolio Egypt Conference 2018 on Sunday, which was organised by Al Mal GTM, under the title of Opportunities …

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