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Aswat Masriya is a Thomson Reuters Foundation-sponsored website that covers Egypt's transition to democracy. en.aswatmasriya.com

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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...
Egypt has implemented all security measures recommended by Russia in order to resume flights between both countries, the chairperson of the Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation, Mohamed Mahrous said.  Moscow suspended...
The Egyptian pound remained stable against the US dollar on Monday, selling between EGP 18.75-19.09 to the dollar in some banks. The Commercial International Bank (CIB) sold at EGP 18.80 and bought at EGP 18.70, while it was sold at...
US President Donald Trump has declared his support for Christians "executed in large numbers" in the Middle East, two days after he issued an immigration order that barred citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US....
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has issued a decree approving the memorandum of understanding signed between Egypt and Saudi Arabia over developing the Sinai Peninsula. The decree published on Thursday in the official government gazette states the...