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Foreign investment in US down sharply

Investment totaled $259.6 billion (€221.2 billion), with the figure representing the second year of decline after a peak in 2015 when foreign investors’ expenditure in the US hit $439.5 billion.

Deutsche Welle

26% of FDI for Arab world goes to Egypt

Egypt received 26% of the foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Arab countries in 2016, worth $8.1bn, compared to $6.9bn in 2015, according to the Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation report 2017. The report said that the total FDI inflows to the Arab world amounted to $30.8bn in 2016, compared to $24.6bn in …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

GCC states top Arab countries in 2016 FDI inflows

Gulf Cooperation Council states led the Arab world in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows during 2016, as stated by a report issued by Dhaman, the Kuwait-based Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corporation. The UAE topped the list with around $9bn, followed by Egypt and Saudi Arabia in second and third places respectively. …

Daily News Egypt

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

The economic toll of the new age of terrorism

    In the wake of the recent attack in Nice, the ongoing battle against Islamic State (IS) insurgency in Sinai and Sirte, and the feelings of shock, confusion, and uncertainty that ensue, we must raise the question: what is the real price of terrorism? The attack in Nice is the latest in a string …

Mohamed Samir

Egypt seeks to boost foreign direct investment

The government’s drive to boost foreign capital flows has moved forward with the launch of a new foreign direct investment (FDI) council, although there is still room for further improvements. On 2July, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced he had accepted the government’s suggestion to establish a Higher Council for Investment, according to a press statement. …

Oxford Business Group