• Thursday, 16 March 2017

    Beyond the Rubicon: Deja Vu All Over Again

    By Aly El Shalakany In Egypt, we like to keep things simple – the second we have an economic slump, we know we need to attract investment and that, ladies and gentlemen, means we need a new investment law. Who...
  • Saturday, 4 March 2017

    Five questions for Osama Bishai: The Orascom Construction boss on what you do after you inaugurate the world’s two largest power plants

    The first phase of the Burullus (pictured above) and New Cairo power stations were inaugurated on Thursday by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Once complete, the power stations will be the largest gas-fired combined cycle...
  • Friday, 3 March 2017

    The books of the 1980s — and our antidote to them

    Regardless of which decade you grew up in, there’s a large chance you came across Shel Silverstein and his inimitable style sometime during your childhood or pre-adolescent years. A jack of all trades, Silverstein was a poet, singer, songwriter, cartoonist,...
  • Thursday, 2 March 2017

    Beyond the Rubicon: Highly Confident

    By Aly El Shalakany When we think of revolutions, we think of protests and a common calling by the masses to radically change things or to replace the political regime altogether. But revolutions can happen in the business world as...
  • Monday, 13 February 2017

    Pharos Holding Egypt MPC Watch: Expect MPC to Hold Rates Unchanged

    Food prices continued to push the monthly inflation rate upwards in January The urban headline inflation rate accelerated from 23.3% YoY in December to 28.1% YoY in January on unfavorable base-effect from the corresponding period in 2016. Meanwhile, the monthly...
  • Monday, 16 January 2017

    Egypt’s golden opportunity: Mining for the 21st Century

    Egypt could be one of the top mining jurisdictions in the world, but it badly needs to reform its mining policies to attract more companies to invest in developing its mineral resources. One need only gaze at the mask of...
  • Wednesday, 14 December 2016

    RiseUp 2016: The Enterprise Conference Report

    RiseUp Summit 2016: entrepreneurs hungry for inspiration, know-how, investment opportunities The fourth annual RiseUp summit ran Friday through Sunday, buzzing with the energy of young entrepreneurs, investors eager to explore the ‘ecosystem’ (we hate that word) in Egypt and the...
  • Thursday, 8 December 2016

    Tarek Amer is the 2016 Enterprise Newsmaker of the Year

    The parallel market for hard currency is dead, and for that you can thank Tarek Amer, governor of the Central Bank of Egypt and our first Newsmaker of the Year. Under pressure from the market, policymakers and the international financial...
  • Tuesday, 29 November 2016

    Cabinet econ team on new taxes, IPO program, trade barriers

    The Cabinet economic group sat down for an extended interview with the Youm7 editorial board. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Kabil, Finance Minister Amr El Garhy, Investment Minister Dalia Khorshid, Oil Minister Tarek El Molla, and...
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