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Monday, 31 October 2016

On the horizon

The first European Union-Arab World summit will take place this weekend in Athens. The Greek-sponsored initiative looks to bring together EU and Arab officials along with members of the business community to “encourage further discussion on economic and political co-operation amid the interlinked crises of civil war and migration around the Mediterranean Sea,” the Financial Times (paywall) writes in a brief notice. Our question: Is a Turkey-style funding package in return for stopping the flow of migrants to the EU in the cards for Egypt? (Background here). Dalia Khorshid is, so far, the only confirmed speaker from Egypt. The website for the 3-4 November summit is here, or you can skip straight to the agenda.

The Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee will convene on Thursday, 17 November to review rates. Pundits expect a rate hike to curb inflation ahead of devaluation.

A delegation of German renewable energy companies is expected to visit Egypt in November to explore investment opportunities.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch MENA 2016 Conference will be held in Dubai between Monday, 14 November and Wednesday, 16 November.

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