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Negotiations to streamline Qatari investment obstacles underway

By Ehab El-Dobaby and Mohamed Ayyad Within the coming days, a number of officials and executive directors of Qatari companies operating in Egypt will engage in negotiations with the Egyptian government. The negotiations will hopefully streamline several conflicts pertaining to the investment contracts that were signed by these companies before the 25 January revolution. During …

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Amer Group’s profits slump in first half

Amer Group made EGP 126.79 million net profits during the first half of 2012, a 37.1 percent decline compared to EGP 201.435 million in the same period last year. Riad Refaat, Investors Relations Manager at the company, explained that the decline in profits is understandable given the current economic circumstances, particularly in the real estate …

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Real estate developers invest EGP 500m in New Cairo

The Council Director of the New Cairo District, Kamal Fahmi, revealed that 13 real estate development companies have benefitted from the financing leeway put in place during Prime Minister Ganzouri’s tenure, the facilitation for settling the outstanding debts for the lands acquired by the city. Fahmi stated that 13 companies paid EGP 500 million, which …

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Experts advocate real estate companies to partner up

By Ahmed Samir Political disturbances in Egypt affected investment in a number of sectors, particularly the real estate sector, which has suffered from a lack of liquidity and capital flow. Developers have begun to search for greater liquidity, either through joint ventures and partnerships or merging with other companies in order to increase companies’ capital. …

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Real estate companies on involuntary Ramadan hiatus

By Hamada Ismail With Ramadan falling during the summer this year, real estate companies are on hiatus, reorganising their plans and evaluating their accomplishments. Before Ramadan, 5 real estate expos were held, extending over 24 days. However, results disappointed companies and didn’t satisfy participants, given decreased client participation and weakened sales. Sales were expected to …

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Real estate companies adapt as Ramadan falls in their highest season

By Hamada Ismail Real estate companies extended their promotional offers to include the month of Ramadan in an attempt to support the relative growth the sector has experienced during the last several months. The offers included extended financing periods, lowered down payments, discounts for up-front payments, and gifts such as furniture. Traders in the sector …

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Shorouk City to offer 100 acres for bidding, starting 2013

By Badawy Shalaby Abdelmoteleb Mamdouh, head of the El-Shorouk City administration, announced that the city will make 100 acres available for investors at the beginning of next year. The land is suitable for all commercial or educational purposes. Mamdouh said that the plots will range from 8,400 square metres to five acres. The city will …

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Al-Khabir’s director forecasts revival of real estate market

By Badawy Shalaby Mohamed Saad, director of the Al-Khabir Company for Investment and Real Estate, predicted that confidence will return to the real estate market in the coming period after a period of downturn, expressing hope that the current period of political stability will lead to a full recovery. He said that the Egyptian real …

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84 feddan for industrial investment in Nahda

By Badawy Shalaby Engineer Mufeed Shawqy Cairo Governorate Director of Investment, confirmed that the preparation of 84 feddan in the Nahda area for investment is underway, as is the process of drawing the plot’s borders with the armed forces’ Military Factory 18 and the Qalyubia Governorate authorities. Shawqi noted that the land is des- ignated for …

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SODIC swings to 2011 net loss

Ehab Farouk and Tom Pfeiffer / Reuters CAIRO: Egyptian real estate developer SODIC said on Tuesday it fell to a net loss last year, when the industry was thrown into turmoil by challenges to state land sales and a mass uprising. SODIC, the country’s third-biggest listed developer, reported a loss of LE 193 million ($31.96 …

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Jordan’s anti-business backlash scares investors

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi /Reuters AMMAN: At a meeting in the royal palace last month, Jordan’s King Abdullah did not disguise his exasperation with his officials as he listened to a chorus of complaints from foreign investors. Among the frustrated investors was Abu Dhabi property developer Al Maabar, whose plan to build a resort in the granite …

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SODIC sees no impact from ruling against ex-chairman

By Dina Zayed / Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s SODIC, the country’s third-biggest listed developer, said on Tuesday a court ruling that fined and sentenced its former chairman to prison over graft charges would have no impact on its shareholders or its assets. A court on Thursday sentenced Magdi Rasekh, father-in-law of ousted President Hosni Mubarak’s eldest son …

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Unrest pushes Orascom Development into loss

By Shaimaa Fayed / Reuters CAIRO: Swiss-listed Egyptian property and hotels group Orascom Development on Friday reported a full-year net loss of 69.7 million Swiss francs ($76.82 million), due to the political turmoil in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world last year. The firm, known mostly for building luxury resorts, took extraordinary charges in 2011 …

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