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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

What we’re tracking on 2 October 2018

They’re baaaack… The House of Representatives is back in session today at 10am CLT after summer recess, and MPs are facing a packed legislative agenda. Here’s everything you need to know, in one easy-to-read email.


Wait, this isn’t my normal Enterprise? Not quite.

What are you reading? This is a taste of what’s to come with Enterprise One: Actionable, professional-grade business intelligence on frontier and emerging markets that you can use today to shape your business and investment decisions. Specifically, this is the prototype for Enterprise One: Legislation Watch, wherein the hive mind of Enterprise tracks key pieces of business-relevant regulation and legislation as they wend their way through the system (or become mired in it).

We’ve also included a short Speed Round and talkshow wrap up this morning. Yesterday was dead, news-wise, in Egypt. But there were a few stories worth noting.

You may have questions. We have an old-school FAQ:

What’s Enterprise One? Enterprise One is a paid service coming soon. Imagine what you could do if you had access to all the information we do — if you were a partner on the inside. Enterprise One offers exclusive, professional-grade insights, data and analysis to help you make decisions today, whether you’re advising clients, running money, coming up with trade ideas, building a business, wondering what’s next in marketing, or leading a team of professionals.

We’re inviting only 100 beta partners to join Enterprise One at this time.Our well-over 60k readers are powerful, plugged-in people. We’re looking for super-users (at home and abroad) who will be open with their feedback on what’s working (and what’s not) as well as ideas and story tips while we build out the service.

I want to become a partner — how do I pull the trigger? Email if you’d like to become one of our 100 early beta partners. We’re serious about that 100 figure — we are inviting only actively engaged people with whom we can have direct conversations over time about the product, about the economy and about doing business in Egypt. We will be offering wider online sign-up for individuals and block purchases for corporations closer to launch.

What does being an Enterprise One partner get me? We’re building out a series of scoops, explainers, investigations and high-value interviews you won’t find anywhere else. We’ll also be providing Enterprise One partners with early (and often exclusive) access to upcoming Enterprise products including our multiple data trackers, industry news feeds, an expanded calendar (with plenty of new functionality) and lots more. Enterprise One partners will have exclusive access to a family of digital and in-person products that we’ll be rolling out as the service grows.

What’s it gonna cost me? We’re still pricing, but we figure Enterprise One should be worth north of the price of one (very good) cup of coffee every business day.

Wait, you want me to pay? For Enterprise One, yes. But don’t worry — your current morning read (packed with coverage of business, finance and the economy) will remain available without charge (for now).

Including the talk shows? Yep. No charge for the talk shows, either. (Again: For now.)

Is Enterprise One going to be available in both languages, ya khawaga? Enterprise One is an English-language only product at the moment. We’ll roll-out Arabic-language editions / companion products as demand from our readers dictates.

Why are you doing this? Because there are stories every day that we’d love to tell — but can’t, because we’re constrained by time and resources. Because we have a mn ideas a day for product extensions. Because doing data-based work (our future, as we see it) demands more resources. And because we’re a business: The generosity of our advertisers (thank you, Pharos, CIB and SODIC) has allowed us for four years now to bring you Enterprise without charge. Enterprise One is the next step in building a profitable, sustainable business.

Speaking of that: Can I sponsor an industry vertical? Yes. Sponsored industry verticals will be made available to our more than 60k readers without charge. Email if you want to discuss sponsoring an industry vertical, which will include weekly (possibly more frequent) and monthly content.

I heard you’re hiring? Yes. As part of the build-out of Enterprise One, we’re hiring talented reporters, editors and analysts (of economies and of equities). Email if you’re interested, enclosing a really great cover letter.

I have opinions — who do I yell at? That would be the selfsame

Okay, enough with all of this blather. Gimme the news. Haader.


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