• 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...
  • Thursday, 24 November 2016

    Media roundtable with Orange Egypt CEO Jean-Marc Harion

    We attended yesterday a media roundtable with Orange Egypt chief Jean-Marc Harion. Key takeaways: Orange to offer additional shares on the EGX? In response to a question about whether Orange is mulling offering additional shares on the EGX given the...
  • Thursday, 17 November 2016

    What we learned at the North African Banking Exhibition 2016

    Enterprise attended parts of last week’s North Africa Banking 2016 Exhibition, which included discussions on innovation and technology in banking. Takeaways from speakers at the conference:   Ihab Dorra, Head of Retail Banking, Bank Audi Egypt, on financial inclusion Financial...
  • Tuesday, 15 November 2016

    EBRD, UfM launch EUR 220+ mn renewable financing framwork for Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia

    Full text of an EBRD press release received yesterday: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) launched a joint programme today aimed at the development of private renewable energy markets in Egypt,...
  • Sunday, 13 November 2016

  • Sunday, 13 November 2016

    Cabinet hits the right notes at Akhbar Al Youm economic conference

    The Ismail cabinet turned out in force for the Akhbar Al Youm economic conference yesterday. Among the highlights of remarks by members of the Cabinet economic group: Prime Minister Sherif Ismail: “There are signs that the economy is improving, especially...
  • Wednesday, 26 October 2016

    Wrapping up the US business delegation’s visit to Egypt, day two

    US business delegation report, day two: The last day of the US business delegation spanned from talks on oil and gas to electricity and energy, U.S.-Egyptian relations and the Suez Canal Economic Zone. We were reminded of the potential of...

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