BLOM Bank Egypt goes back to basics; seeks to drop "newcomer" label

Bank executive says Egyptian financial sector remains attractive despite challengesCAIRO: The entrance of Lebanon s BLOM Bank into the Egyptian market at the end of 2005 could not have been…

Ahmed A. Namatalla Ahmed A. Namatalla

Median interbank rate falls to 8.2 percent

CAIRO: The median overnight interbank rate on the pound fell to 8.2 percent on Sunday from 8.579 percent on Thursday in the absence of central bank auctions, traders said. Rates…

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Three Egyptians arrested in Austria on smuggling claims

VIENNA: Police on Sunday were questioning five people from Egypt and Slovakia arrested overnight for allegedly trying to smuggle 17 refugees into Austria, authorities said.The suspects, three Egyptians and two…

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Egyptian freighter stranded in South Carolina to set sail

CHARLESTON, South Carolina: An Egyptian freighter stranded for more than two months because of its owner s legal problems may get to set sail in just a few days, according…

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Al Ahli into African Champions League semi-final

CAIRO: Holders Al Ahli of Egypt became the first team to book a place in the African Champions League semi-finals after holding on for a 2-1 win over CS Sfaxien…

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Slimmed-down Mido ready to offer tonic to Spurs fans

Agence France-Presse LONDON: Mido has returned to Tottenham with a sharp new haircut, a slimline figure and a burning desire to reignite his love affair with the White Hart Lane…

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Sudden fatal heart attacks increase among youth with minimal explanations

CAIRO: With no minimal introductions or explanations, the life of a young university student or athlete might come to an abrupt end. The reasons explaining why an apparently healthy twenty-something…

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Present and Tense

The morning showWelcome to the Martha Wood Show. For the next 60 minutes we'll bring you news and commentary from all around the world. Experts in the cosmetic industry say…

Nabil Shawkat Nabil Shawkat

Upswing in economy unaffected by accidents

Concord Group sees much potential in Egyptian marketCAIRO: Continuous government efforts to boost the economy are paying off, it seems. According to Laura Osman, portfolio manager of the Concord Group's…

Sarah El Sirgany Sarah El Sirgany

Women exclusive beaches are fun for some and resented by others

NORTH COAST, Alexandria: For many outsiders, it s a secluded place shrouded in myth. Elite women, hidden away from society, congregate and suddenly emerge as sensual beings in an orgiastic…

Deena Douara Deena Douara