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Egypt needs to kick-start private-sector growth to keep to its economic targets, according to a recent World Bank report

The Suez Canal has achieved record revenues since the inauguration of the New Canal three years ago, according to Chairman Mamish

Remittances from Egyptians living abroad rose significantly over the last fiscal year

The government has raised natural gas prices for home and commercial use in the latest in a string of measures aimed at reforming the economy

The government has set out an ambitious strategy to grow Egypt’s small and medium-sized enterprises, but its success will depend on implementation

Egypt is pinning high hopes on its natural gas production to cover domestic demand and help it become a regional energy hub

The latest round of fuel and electricity subsidy cuts will increase production costs for most businesses, with the increases being passed on to consumers

Egypt’s economic reform programme and macroeconomic indicators are well on track, but inflationary pressures and rising oil prices could pose a threat to economic restructuring

The government's recent decision to mandate an increase in local components' requirement for car manufacturing in Egypt aims at enhancing the country’s automobile industry

Egypt’s economic reform programme is heading in the right direction, according to the IMF, with the economy making leaps and bounds over the last year and a half

With Egypt’s 2018/19 budget currently up for discussion in parliament, Nesma Nowar looks at government targets for the new fiscal year

US President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel imports could harm the Egyptian steel industry

Unemployment has dropped to its lowest level since 2010, but structural problems in the job market persist

New investor services centres are being set up as part of a drive to boost investment

The government has been investing in the social safety net to help counter the negative effects of its economic reform programme

Egypt’s score on the Open Budget Index significantly improved in 2017, but the country still suffers from weak public participation and budgetary oversight


The government aims to preserve Egypt’s international reserves at their current level despite its obligations to repay billions of dollars in foreign debt in 2018

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