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Sunday, 14 July 2019

A mixed bag of nuts on Egypt’s airwaves last night: Egypt’s economy growing fast, Nasr in London, a dose of Amr Adib

It was a mixed bag of nuts on the nation’s airwaves last night, with no single topic dominating the conversation.

Egypt made it to third place in the Economist’s list of the fastest-growing economies in 1Q2019, Masaa DMC’s Ramy Radwan reported (watch, runtime: 4:16). Egypt’s GDP growth was just 0.2% shy of India’s, which came in second place, and 0.8% away from first place China’s.

Promoting investment in London: Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal took note of Investment Minister Sahar Nasr’s meeting with her British counterpart Graham Stuart during a visit to London (watch, runtime: 2:30). We more on this in this morning’s Diplomacy + Foreign Trade, below.

A group of 35 Egyptian physicians are also in London to receive training, Hona Al Asema’s Reham Ibrahim said (watch, runtime: 8:22). They will be introduced to the UK’s universal health insurance scheme, mechanization, medical referral, and the fundamentals of family medicine. The total number of doctors who will receive training in London is 300.

Elsewhere, El Hekaya’s Amr Adib set his gaze on the latest social media craze: Facial editing software FaceApp. “We enjoy the app, but we may be giving information to unknown programs,” he said (watch, runtime: 6:25).

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