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Agility (part 2)

In the previous article, we looked how important it is for Egypt to have an economy that is resilient to external and internal shocks without unnecessarily constraining the change, innovation, openness, and flexibility necessary to create a sustainable growth. The challenge for policymakers is to find the right balance; and to help them do this, …

Richard Banks

Richard Banks

A vital autumn for Cairo’s policy-makers

  Egypt has recently been the subject of a number of deeply unflattering articles in the international business media.  Many criticisms have been levelled at the actions, and inaction, of Cairo’s economic policy-makers. These criticisms have not made many friends in Egypt—so I do not propose to repeat them. I also think that, like much …

Richard Banks

21st Euromoney Conference to open in Egypt on 19 September

  This year’s Euromoney Conference will be held in Egypt from 19 to 20 September and will be attended by Minister of International Cooperation Sahar Nasr, who will review investment opportunities in Egypt and potential economic partnerships. A group of senior government officials will also participate in the conference and take part in the Euromoney …

Daily News Egypt

Reducing subsidy expenses essential to jumpstarting Egypt’s economy: Economists

Reducing subsidy system expenses in the 2014/2015 fiscal year (FY) budget will help drive Egypt’s economy forward, economic analysts said at the Euromoney Conference, currently being held in Cairo.. It is essential to reduce public expenses for Egypt’s economy, especially with regards to the energy situation, said Managing Director of Qalaa Holding Hisham El-Khazindar. El-Khazindar …

Abdel Razek Al-Shuwekhi

Euromoney Conference: Egypt’s economic summit under the microscope

The business and financial community awaits the Egyptian government’s economic plans to be revealed during the Sharm El-Sheikh summit to be held at the end of 2014 or early 2015. The plans are expected to involve procedures correcting Egypt’s economic path amid the government’s efforts to restore international and local market in the economy. Egypt’s …

Mohamed Ayyad