What we’re tracking this week
It’s interest rate week as the CBE’s Monetary Policy Committee meets tomorrow to set interest rates.
The Australian Embassy in Cairo is hosting a two-day capacity-building workshop in Cairo on 14-15 February on sustainable mining. The workshop — which will see experts from the Western Australian Department of Mines and Industry Regulation and Safety share their expertise with their Egyptian counterparts — is a reflection of Australian miners’ growing interest in Egypt and aims to be the starting point for “increasing cooperation between Australian and Egyptian mining officials and companies in 2018,” Ambassador Neil Hawkins said in a statement (pdf). “Egypt has strong potential to develop further its mining sector and attract significant international investment.”
The Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID/El Nidaa) will hold its fifth annual conference under the title “Youth Entrepreneurship as a Catalyst for Growth and Employment” in Luxor on Friday. Keynote speakers at the two-day conference the ministers of investment, social solidarity and housing. You can check out the agenda here (pdf).
Trial operations at the airport in the new capital are set to begin tomorrow, Egyptian Holding Company for Airports and Air Navigation Chairman Mohamed Said Mahrous tells Al Ahram.