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Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Meetings between top officials continue to occupy Egypt’s airwaves

No particular theme dominated the airwaves last night, but the talking heads all continued keeping tabs on President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s meetings with top officials.

Gov’t administrative reform plan: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, and Planning Minister Hala El Said reviewed the state’s administrative reform plan, which Ittihadiya spokesperson Bassam Rady told Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary rests on how to develop and best utilize the “human element” (watch, runtime: 4:23).

Channeling more funds into SMEs: El Hosary also took note of a separate meeting Madbouly and El Sisi held with head of the SMEs Development Authority Nevine Gamea in which the president stressed the need for more funds to be channeled into SME development (watch, runtime: 1:36).

EGP continued to strengthen against the greenback: Over on Hona Al Asema, Lama Gebril made sure to inform viewers that the EGP rally vis-a-vis the USD has not yet come to an end, with the exchange rate falling EGP 0.01 yesterday (watch, runtime: 0:31).

Gov’t denies reports of new taxes: Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal, meanwhile, took note of the Finance Ministry’s denial of recent reports that it is planning on increasing stamp taxes on electricity consumption, car licenses, bank transactions, and more (watch, runtime: 0:31). We have the story in this morning’s Speed Round.

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