What we’re tracking this week
It’s interest rate week: The Central Bank of Egypt’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet on Thursday to review rates. The meeting comes as inflation inched down fractionally in October, but before the central bank has a full year of inflation data on which to declare victory in its post-float ‘war on inflation.’
The US embassy in Cairo and its consulate in Alexandria will host an array of activities aimed at engaging young Egyptians with an interest in Entrepreneurship from 13 to 19 November as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, according to an embassy statement. “Prominent business figures, entrepreneurs, trainers, and embassy exchange program alumni are set to lead the sessions. Topics to be covered include: lean entrepreneurship, skills for career success, marketing for entrepreneurs, maker technologies, and entrepreneurship simulation.”
Talks on Libya: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will meet with his Tunisian and Algerian counterparts in Cairo on Wednesday for tripartite talks on Libya, according to Youm7.