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The long-awaited Egyptian Mercantile Exchange Egycomex started operations this week with tenders to sell imported wheat, reports Safeya Mounir

The prices of staple foods are on the rise.

The Central Bank of Egypt is gradually meeting demands by the country’s importers for more hard currency, reports Safeya Mounir

Former minister of supply Gouda Abdel-Khalek tells Safeya Mounir the economic conference* should seek an overhaul monetary policy.

Al-Ahram Weekly sounds out the business community on what they want to see from Egypt’s upcoming economic conference in Cairo.

The Central Bank of Egypt’s recent decision to maintain key interest rates and raise the reserve ratio is part of a strategy to lower inflation and support growth.

Egyptian factories making nitrogen fertilisers will soon have to pay more for their energy, passing on additional costs to customers.

The government has intervened to control the rise in rice prices.

As winter approaches, tour operators are training their sights on Europe which faces the prospect of colder conditions than usual given the ongoing energy crisis sparked by the Russian-Ukrainian war

The government has increased the value of ration cards in a bid to help vulnerable families.

With production targets restricted for another year, experts say Egypt’s cement exports should be increased in order to resolve issues of oversupply, reports Safeya Mounir

The government has launched a further set of measures to help vulnerable families face up to increasing economic challenges.

Egypt’s real-estate sector boomed in the first half of 2022, but experts are not painting a rosy picture for the rest of the year, reports Safeya Mounir

Egypt’s external debt has reached new highs, but experts remain confident it is at sustainable levels.

Egypt’s stock market dipped into the red during the first half of 2022.

The government should slow the pace of its exit from some economic sectors while creating more room for the private sector, former minister of supply Gouda Abdel-Khalek tells Safeya Mounir.

Egypt’s real estate developers will soon have to deal with a new set of rules with the aim of protecting consumers.

The time is ripe for the government to limit its presence in some sectors of the economy, economist Hany Tawfik tells Safeya Mounir

While food items are available in abundant quantities, stocks are running low on imported finished goods.

The recent deal between Banque Misr and Banque du Caire is a step towards putting the latter up for sale in an IPO, experts tell Safeya Mounir

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