What we’re tracking this week and beyond
The IMF will present tomorrow a report titled Financial Inclusion of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Middle East and Central Asia at a seminar taking place at the American University in Cairo’s Tahrir campus, according to a statement.
The central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee will meet to decide on interest rates on Thursday.
Suez Canal Authority boss Mohab Mamish will be in Moscow on February 17 to move forward an agreement on a USD 7 bn Russian Industrial Zone, Al Mal reports.
A Russian delegation 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 whether to allow the resumption of direct flights, AMAY reports.
Antitrust ruling: The Cairo Economic Court is due to deliver a decision on an appeal by pharma distributors of an antitrust fine on 19 February.
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.
Execs from 50 Japanese companies will be in Cairo in March to discuss potential investment opportunities, Youm7 reports.