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Business - Markets & Companies
12/27/2022 10:39:40 AM
Asian markets rose on Tuesday after China said it would end quarantine for arrivals, spurring hopes for the revival of the world's second-largest economy and boosting oil which continued its upward surge on fears of Russian production cuts.

Business - Economy
12/26/2022 11:22:00 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create serious challenges for the Egyptian economy, which has been exacerbated by the repercussions of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict that sparked in March.

World - International
12/26/2022 6:25:36 PM
China will scrap quarantine measures for overseas arrivals starting January 8, health authorities announced Monday, after nearly three years of strict pandemic border restrictions.

World - International
12/26/2022 5:19:13 PM
Yao Ruyan paced frantically outside the fever clinic of a county hospital in China's industrial Hebei province, 70 kilometers (43 miles) southwest of Beijing. Her mother-in-law had COVID-19 and needed urgent medical care, but all hospitals nearby were full.

Life & Style - Health
12/26/2022 10:17:35 AM
Could the COVID-19 surge in China unleash a new coronavirus mutant on the world?

World - International
12/25/2022 5:04:07 PM
Could the COVID-19 surge in China unleash a new coronavirus mutant on the world?

Business - Economy
12/25/2022 1:30:33 PM
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has extended two initiatives supporting companies working in the tourism sector that were initially set to expire at the end of the year through March 2023, the bank announced on Sunday.

World - International
12/25/2022 12:22:57 PM
China will no longer publish daily figures for Covid-19 cases and deaths, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday, ending a practice that began in early 2020.

World - International
12/24/2022 1:58:54 PM
Half a million people in a single Chinese city are being infected with Covid-19 every day, a senior health official has said, in a rare and quickly censored acknowledgment that the country's wave of infections is not being reflected in official statistics.

Business - Economy
12/23/2022 6:18:00 PM
Late Friday, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a $3 billion 46-month loan deal for Egypt under the Fund’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with an immediate disbursement of about $347 million as a first tranche of the loan amount.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Focus
12/23/2022 4:28:00 PM
The year is ending with question marks over the global energy market from the Ukraine conflict, the OPEC+ countries, and China’s Covid-19 policies.

Business - Economy
12/23/2022 4:09:00 PM
The World Bank announced on Friday $500 million in financing dedicated to expanding and strengthening Egypt’s flagship Takaful and Karama social safety net program.

World - International
12/21/2022 8:23:37 PM
The head of the World Health Organization said the agency is ``very concerned'' about rising reports of severe coronavirus disease across China after the country largely abandoned its "zero COVID'' policy, warning that its lagging vaccination rate could result in large numbers of vulnerable people getting infected.

Business - Economy
12/20/2022 2:39:59 PM
Egypt secured development financing worth $13.7 billion in 2022 to support its national development objectives, with $11.1 billion directed to sovereign projects across various economic activities and $2.6 billion dedicated for the private sector, Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat announced on Tuesday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
12/20/2022 1:08:00 PM
A year ago, experts warned of inflationary pressures because of increased demand after two years of closures related to the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to supply chain disruptions.

Business - Economy
12/20/2022 12:54:52 PM
The World Bank on Tuesday slashed its China growth forecast for the year as the pandemic and weaknesses in the property sector hit the world's second largest economy.

Life & Style - Health
12/17/2022 12:41:21 PM
While the World Health Organization hopes Covid-19 will soon no longer be considered a public health emergency, it has warned the virus itself is here to stay.

Business - Economy
12/17/2022 12:56:36 AM
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved late on Friday a 46-month arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Egypt to receive a loan of $3 billion.

World - Region
12/15/2022 7:46:09 PM
Business is bouncing back in Bethlehem after two years in the doldrums during the coronavirus pandemic, lifting spirits in the traditional birthplace of Jesus ahead of the Christmas holiday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
12/15/2022 1:00:00 PM
On Tuesday, 13 December President Abdel- Fattah Al-Sisi joined 49 African leaders in Washington for the three-day US-Africa Leaders Summit, the first meeting of African heads of state and a US president in Washington since 2014.

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