Maggie Hyde

Before becoming Economy Editor, Maggie wrote about economy and business at Egypt Independent. Previously, Maggie worked as an intern reporter in Egypt for the Associated Press.  Before coming to Cairo, she wrote for the Midland Reporter Telegram in Texas, Medill News Service in Chicago, and Religion News Service in Washington D.C.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic and Classics from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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As an antidote to the country's increasing unemployment problem, one company is working to make entrepreneurship and innovation as important a lesson in local schools as math and history. Egyptians, along with much of the world, need to...
The National Bank for Development (NBD) announced on Monday that it has signed on to finance US$110 million in improvements for the East Delta Electricity Company, which will be the first public project financed according to principles of Islamic...
Mobile phone services are going to get more expensive, and soon, Mobinil's Chief Operating Officer told a group of reporters on Monday. “In the last years the traffic has increased, and we have had to increase operational expenses,”...
Nearly two years after demonstrators first started trickling into Tahrir Square, chanting against corrupt government practices and calling for former President Hosni Mubarak to step down, officials say not one cent of allegedly stolen funds held...
Orascom and a group of American investors, among them Microsoft giant Bill Gates, have set into motion a transaction set to transition Orascom Construction Industries into a Dutch company to be known as OCI N.V. The transaction will involve a share...
Officials went to the drawing board with a controversial law on  sukuk , or Islamic-sanctioned bonds, that was set to go before the Shura Council last week.   The Cabinet approved a new draft law on Islamic bonds, along with several other...
    A government-sponsored dialogue on Egypt’s controversial tax law changes turned into an airing of grievances by political party leaders, industry representatives, and economic experts on Wednesday, with participants demanding a...
Hesham Ramez, the CEO of the Commercial International Bank, has been appointed as the new governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), said presidential spokesperson Yasser Ali at a press conference on Thursday. President Mohamed Morsy selected...
As the Egyptian government comes to terms with its dwindling funds and struggles to navigate a worsening financial crisis, the country’s expensive public service of subsidizing energy usage is once again in spotlight. One researcher believes...
Egyptian officials have asked to postpone a request for a US$4.8 loan from the International Monetary Fund, loan officials said Tuesday, derailing a lengthy process of negotiating that began soon after the uprising against former President Hosni...