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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Econ and business lead discussions on the airwaves last night

Topping the airwaves last night: After being sworn in yesterday, newly-appointed Transport Minister Kamel El Wazir sat with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to discuss plans for the nation’s railways (watch, runtime: 01:29), (watch, runtime: 02:16), and (watch, runtime: 01:12).

Unemployment is down to 8.9% and GDP growth was at 5.4% in the first half of FY 2018-19, according to official data (watch, runtime: 01:22) and (watch, runtime: 08:06). Meanwhile, the country has seen 1,133 new projects launch with investment of USD 17 bn in the same period (watch, runtime: 03:29).

Inflows to the VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF made the airwaves last night(watch, runtime: 00:54) as the talking heads picked up the Bloomberg report we note above.

An industrial complex in Aswan is creating jobs for local residents, El Hekaya’s Amr Adib said in a spotlight on the national project (watch, runtime: 03:41).

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