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Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Mixed bag of nuts on the airwaves last night

It was another mixed bag of nuts on the airwaves last night.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi met with officials yesterday to discuss efforts to attract investment in the Damietta Furniture City’s manufacturing complex, which the country hopes will become an exporting hub, Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary highlighted (watch, runtime: 03:05) and (watch, runtime: 08:15). El Sisi also held another round of talks with relevant officials to discuss social net programs (watch, runtime: 01:33).

The CBE has apparently warned against the use of currency notes that have text written on them, saying transactions using the notes will not be accepted (watch, runtime: 01:16). Hona Al Asema also had the story (watch, runtime: 05:26). There was no official CBE release about this alleged warning as of dispatch time.

Foreign reserves also got some attention on Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 06:06). We have the latest on this in Speed Round, below.

Developing railway infrastructure was also a point of discussion on Hona Al Asema last night (watch, runtime: 21:12).

The talking heads were also still going on about the “let it rust” campaign to boycott car purchases following the 0% customs decision on European cars. El Hekaya’s Amr Adib interviewed both sides (watch, runtime: 01:45), (watch, runtime: 3:00) and (watch, runtime: 3:33).

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