Last night’s talk shows for Tuesday 21 January 2020
The UK-African Investment Summit retained the attention of the talking heads last night: Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal noted President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s meetings with Prince William and Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Downing Street (watch, runtime: 5:12). Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 0:42) Yahduth Fi Misr (watch, runtime: 0:41) and Min Masr (watch, runtime: 0:59) also had coverage. We have more on the summit in this morning’s Speed Round below.
The UK is turning to Africa post-Brexit: Khaled Nosseir, head of Egyptian British Business Association, told Al Hayah Al Youm’s Hossam Hadad that Egypt is one of the largest exporters of food and crops to the UK and that this will only increase after the country leaves the European Union (watch, runtime: 7:04). Hadad also interviewed GAFI CEO’s adviser Amr Nour El Din, who said that the Africa summit was an indication of Britain's post-Brexit trade and investment strategy (watch, runtime: 7:35).
Some 23 car makers are offering discounts to customers: Masaa DMC’s Eman El Hosary phoned secretary-general of the Egyptian Automobile Manufacturers Association Khaled Saad, who said that car prices have fallen since customs on Turkish imports fell to zero at the beginning of the year, as well as the performance of the EGP which has gained 28 piasters against the USD since 8 January (watch, runtime: 6:31).
Why is the EGP appreciating? Yahduth Fi Misr's Sherif Amer phoned Banque Misr Deputy Chairman Akef El Maghraby, who attributed the change to the government’s reform program stabilizing the economy and driving growth in key sectors such as tourism (watch, runtime: 4:26).