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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

What we’re tracking this week and beyond

Egypt Building Materials Summit takes place on Thursday at the Nile Ritz Carlton. The event brings together construction industry investors, developers, policymakers, service providers and consultants, and over a dozen of keynote speakers.

Egypt will assume the presidency of the African Union on 10 February, according to an Ittihadiya statement.

This year’s Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS) will kick off on Monday, 11 February at the Egyptian International Exhibition Center. Senior executives from global oil majors, alongside high-ranked energy government officials, will be in town for the three-day exhibition — which will see international pavilions from 13 exhibiting countries.

The Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to decide on interest rates on Thursday, 14 February.

Suez Canal Authority boss Mohab Mamish will be in Moscow on 17 February to complete some of the legal procedures relating to the USD 7 bn Russian Industrial Zone (RIZ), Al Mal reports. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has ratified the agreement that was signed in May last year.

A Russian expert committee will visit Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada airports in the second half of February to run a final security sweep ahead of a decision on flight resumption, AMAY reports.

FinMin to present debt control strategy to El Sisi in March: The Finance Ministry will present the final, reviewed version of its comprehensive public debt control strategy to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in March, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said.

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