Factors that have contributed to the spike in the illegal cigarette brands include a deteriorating security situation across the country and a series of sudden and sharp taxes increases on legitimate cigarettes. The Government of Egypt is still struggling to rebuild...
  One of Egypt’s largest supermarket chains is reportedly in talks with Dubai retail giant for a potential sale of assets. According to Gulf Business, sources close to the deal reveal that Dubai-based firm Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) is in the...
The Egyptian Railways is one of the most popular modes of public transportation in Egypt with around 800 million passenger miles annually. Most of this network connects the Nile Delta with Cairo and Alexandria. The train fares in commuter...
Over the past weeks, I've been dismayed at the degree of intolerance and rigidity in the positions of quarreling parties within Egypt, with both taking defensive attitudes as they continue to not listen to each other. Hearts stiffened and...
Nile dams. The Nile River Basin Initiative can provide clean power to 375 million East African citizens. East Africa population may exceed 760 million people by 2030 (currently it is 375 million) – while Egypt’s population could exceed 140 million...
Global research firm IHS downgrades Egypt's banking sector to 'Significant Risk' on sovereign concerns. Sovereign risk constraint is 'significant' given the banking sector's substantial holding of sovereign debt, which stands at 40% of GDP. Outlook and implications. Bank-supplied credit to the economy...
Moody's upgrades Egypt to a stable outlook Credit ratings agency, Moody's has upgraded Egypt's credit rating from Caa1 to B3. Moody's has awarded a stable outlook to Egypt. Under the leadership of President El-Sisi, Egypt has been seeing signs of recovery.  It...
To analyse a revolution is like analysing an earthquake. Both are unpredictable and tumultuous and are an outburst of unexpected expression which overturns the status-quo dramatically. That one is naturally occurring, while the other is manmade, does dampen the...
If ever a country had the gift of being placed in the best geographical position on the map, it is Egypt. There they are, with the Mediterranean to the north, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea to the east...