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Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Orange + GIZ open up digital skill center; Uber partners with Paymob

A handful of things we’re keeping an eye on this morning:

  • State-owned Cotton and Textile Industry Holding Company will sign agreements on Thursday to secure a EUR 540 mn loan from Swiss and Italian banks.
  • State-owned companies Cargas and Gastec inked two contracts worth EGP 200 mn to finance the national program to convert cars to run on natural gas over the next three years through MSMEDA.
  • Uber riders can top up their wallets through new payment methods including Meeza cards and mobile wallets thanks to a new partnership between Uber and Paymob.
  • Orange Egypt and the GIZ have inaugurated an Orange Digital Center in Cairo, which will offer a coding school, startup accelerator and investment fund to improve digital skills and encourage entrepreneurship.

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