Latest articles from Egypt

Egypt moves ahead with new-found confidence

November 5, 2007

The government’s reforms and privatisation plans have paid off to create a banking sector that is full of activity, writes Nadine Marroushi in Cairo.

Cairo’s oasis of orderly conduct

October 1, 2007

Aided by expertise learnt in the US, those in charge of the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchange have constructed a highly efficient operation, says Silvia Pavoni .

Foreign bankers impressed with Egypt’s reform process

September 3, 2007

National Bank of Kuwait’s (NBK) winning tender bid last month to buy Egypt’s Al-Watany Bank for $516m reflects not only NBK’s regional expansion strategy but also growing confidence in the Egyptian banking system.

Reform moves at slow pace

July 2, 2007

Public and private sector banks have been restructured on the long journey to banking sector reform, but major challenges remain, writes Nadine Marroushi.

Egypt embarks on banking sell-off

September 4, 2006

Egypt is lining up its state-owned banks at the privatisation starting block. Nick Kochan reports on the prospects.

Confidence drives upturn

July 3, 2006

Egypt’s minister of finance Youssef Boutros-Ghali tells Nick Kochan that the economy is ripe for investment.

Egypt runs with the bulls

July 3, 2006

With reformers at the helm of a buoyant economy, Egypt is instilling confidence in rating agencies and markets with its new commercial spirit and changes in taxation, and banks are reaping the benefits. Nick Kochan reports from Sharm el Sheikh.


January 2, 2006

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A testing time for reformists

July 4, 2005

Much is expected of Egypt’s financial sector reforms and now is the time for the government to deliver, writes Jon Marks in Cairo.

Optimistic engineer of Egypt’s fate

April 4, 2005

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif explains how reforms are shaking up the country, from customs and tax to the public sector.
The problem with technocrats in government is that they often lack the ability to communicate with the people. That is certainly not true of Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Nazif.

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