Latest articles from Egypt

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

Adbel Salam El Anwar, Chairman & CEO

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.

Regulation shake-up bodes well for Egypt

November 4, 2004

Egypt has a new prime minister and a new economic reform programme, but will anything change? How will the new government of Dr Ahmed Nazif provide the economic stimulus the country desperately needs? Stephen Timewell reports.

Egyptian endeavours

July 2, 2004

A revival in corporate activity and several major project financings give Egypt reasons to be positive, write Jon Marks and Kevin Godier.

Uncertainty is killing business on the Nile

February 3, 2004

Currency devaluation, new provisioning requirements for banks and the question of a presidential successor are creating a climate that is discouraging investors. Mark Wallace and Jon Marks report.

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