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At first glance, the Cairo art installation appears to be a mural in red and purple hues, of three people at a table. Then, one of the subjects pours bright pink paint from a teapot into a cup. Another lights a cigarette, and the scene comes into...
Non-petroleum exports accounted for US$1.66 billion in January, compared to US$1.327 billion in January 2016, an increase of 25 percent, said Trade and Industry Minister Tareq Qabil. The total exports volume decline in December by 1.3...
The agreement to establish the Russian industrial zone in Egypt will be signed next May, the minister of trade and industry Tarek Kabil said on Thursday. “Details for establishing the zone are now being finalized with the Russian side and the...
Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak denied on Thursday involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule as his final retrial in the case began. Mubarak, 88, was originally sentenced to life in...
The population of Cairo is forecast to grow by 0.5 million in 2017 alone, to become the world's fastest-growing city. Euromonitor International's report, Global Economies and Consumers in 2017, put Cairo and Alexandria in its list for the...
Egypt's parliament has approved on Tuesday a cabinet reshuffle of nine new ministers, including education and transportation portfolios. The reshuffle saw the merging of the investment ministry and the ministry of international cooperation....
Egypt is making good progress in its economic reform program and the recent developments might be an indicator that the transition is coming to a close, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Monday.  The IMF...
UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, along with 40 delegates from British companies arrive to Egypt this week “to assess new trade and investment opportunities and identify potential Egyptian partners.” In what...
The US dollar exchange rate has continued its decline in governmental and privately-owned banks, by 20 to 27 piasters (pt) on Thursday, compared to Wednesday. The selling rate reached LE18.05, while the purchasing rate reached LE18 at the National...
Egypt's net foreign reserves rose to US$26.363 billion at the end of January from US$24.265 billion as of the end of December, the central bank said on Sunday. The country had roughly US$36 billion in reserves before an uprising in 2011 ushered...