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Sunday, 23 October 2022

Last Night’s Talk Shows: Fixed fuel prices + the economic conference

Our talking heads lauded yesterday’s decision to keep fuel prices unchanged. The government’s fuel pricing committee kept prices in place after six consecutive quarterly hikes. We have the full story above.

Stable fuel prices could attract foreign investors: “This move reassures Egyptian citizens and it will encourage foreign investors to come to Egypt, seeing as our fuel prices are somewhat stable and reasonable,” Essam Khalil, head of the Free Egyptians Party, told Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 3:39).

The move came as a surprise, Ahmed Ghoneim, economics professor at Cairo University, told Salet El Tahrir (watch, runtime: 6:00). Al Hayah Al Youm also covered the story (watch, runtime: 1:12).

Our long awaited economic conference kicks off today — and it couldn’t have come at a better time, especially seeing the inflationary waves the world is experiencing, Hanan Wagdy, head of political participation at the conference, told Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 23:57). We have the full rundown on the conference and its agenda in the news well, above.

The conference will be livestreamed in its entirety on the event website to make it accessible to all citizens, Heba Abdel Moneim, head of the technical office at cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center, told Kelma Akhira (watch, runtime: 6:23). The technical committee has so far received over 480 economic proposals, she added.

The private sector will have a more prominent role than the government in the sessions, Gihan Saleh, Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly’s economic advisor, told Hadret Al Mowaten (watch, runtime: 9:47). The government will be doing more listening than talking, she said. The conference also got coverage from Al Hayah Al Youm (watch, runtime: 2:03).

AND- Saudi wants more Egyptian tourists: The Saudi Tourism Authority met with a number of tourism experts here with the aim of boosting tourism to the KSA and attracting more Egyptian tourists. El Hekayah had the story (watch, runtime: 5:57).

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