• Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    Electricity prices to rise an average of 15% in FY2019-2020

    Electricity prices to rise an average of 15% in FY2019-2020: Average electricity prices will rise by 15% from 1 July, Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker told reporters today. Prices for ultra high voltage electricity used by steel and iron factories will...
  • Thursday, 9 May 2019

    Thales eyes investment in Egypt’s digital infrastructure

    Thales eyes investment in Egypt’s digital infrastructure: Global defence giant Thales yesterday announced the appointment of Sherif Barakat to be its new country director for Egypt. The company has a long history operating in Egypt, providing solutions in the defence,...
  • Wednesday, 17 April 2019

    Coffee with Banque du Caire Chairman and CEO Tarek Fayed

    Coffee with Banque du Caire Chairman and CEO Tarek Fayed: If there’s one transaction in the reborn state privatization program to which market watchers are looking forward, it is the initial public offering of the (rebranded this week) Banque du...
  • Monday, 8 April 2019

    How to use a spoon to cut a steak: The Egyptian Competition Authority’s guide to how to use anti-cartel legislative provisions to control and review mergers

    EXCLUSIVE- Does the ECA have the legal ground to halt the Uber and Careem merger (or any M&A)? That was the question we were asking ourselves when the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) sent a sharp, unprecedented warning to ride-hailing companies...
  • Tuesday, 12 March 2019

    Coffee with Mohamed Abou Ghaly

    CEO, Abou Ghaly Motors

    Mohamed Abou Ghaly learned the business in Detroit, the birthplace of the automotive industry, before joining Abou Ghaly Motors  in 1994. As CEO, he has since led the business (founded by his father Maher Abou Ghaly in 1980) to become a self-styled...
  • Sunday, 17 February 2019

    Coffee with Mohamed Farid

    Chairman, the Egyptian Exchange

    Six years after serving as vice-chairman of the Egyptian exchange, Mohamed Farid (official bio) was tapped as EGX chairman in August 2017. His return to government service was preceded by a five-year stint as CEO and chairman of private-sector economic...
  • Monday, 19 March 2018

    Wrap-up of AmCham’s Doorknock in Washington, DC

    US trade delegation reportedly inbound after AmCham wraps 40th Doorknock in Washington, DC: AmCham wrapped up its fortieth annual Doorknock mission to Washington, DC, last week on what its leadership called a “high note,” with plans for a 50-company US...
  • Sunday, 18 March 2018

    DoorKnock 2018 Report: AmCham leaders tell US audience that “Egypt is open for business”

    Egypt is open for business. That was the main message that AmCham members delivered to a US audience at a panel discussion last week organized for the 2018 Doorknock mission to Washington, DC. Egypt has seen continuous, dramatic shifts in...
  • Sunday, 18 March 2018

    Inktank and Enterprise are hiring

    ** SMART PEOPLE WANTED. We’re hiring at both Enterprise and at our parent company, Inktank. We’re looking for critical thinkers who have outstanding English-language writing skills. Don’t apply if you are not (at an absolute minimum) unafraid of numbers. Among...

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