Egypt

October 31, 2000

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The British HSBC group recently increased its share in the Egyptian British Bank (EBB), from 40 percent to 90 percent. This move, reported the <I>Middle East Times</I>, cost HSBC a total of $138.6 mil

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The Egyptian Minister of Economy and Foreign Commerce has recently decided to impose a 45 percent protection fee on the dry yogurt (powder) imports. This decision resulted in heated responses in the l

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Only nine of the 20 member states of the regional Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) are expected to launch a Free Trade Area (FTA) scrapping tariffs on Tuesday.

October 30, 2000

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Arab League chief Esmat Abdel Meguid on Monday slammed continuing US-British air attacks on Iraq and urged the UN to pressure the two countries to sto

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Majd El Qassem reveals that his brother will always be a millstone around his neck ! But, this is definitely not a Kane and Abel scenario.

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The Awards are out for this year’s Carthage Film Festival

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The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism reported that last year, a total of 4.8 million tourists visited Egypt last year. 22 percent of these were Arab tourists, 66 percent — European.

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A recent ban on the import of Thai tuna packed in soy oil has led the Thai authorities to push for mutual discussions with the Egyptians at the headquarters of the WTO in Geneva.

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Economic assistance from the US to Egypt will fall to about $400 million per annum by 2009 — approximately half of what it is at present — but Egypt will remain the third largest recipient of such aid

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<b>Date:</b> Oct 28 - Oct 30, 2000 <b>Location:</b> Bahrain Conference Center, Manama, Bahrain <b>Specifics:</b> "Global Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century", under the Patronage of

October 29, 2000

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Faisal Al Kassem, the host of the ‘Opposite Direction’ program on Al Jazira channel has expressed his regret regarding the Egyptian authorities’ decis

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German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said Sunday he supports an Egyptian initiative to rid the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction.

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The second stage of Egypt's month-long parliamentary elections got underway around the country on Sunday after first stage results showed small inroad

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Faisal Al Qassem is outraged at Egypt’s reaction to a misunderstanding between Al Jazeerah and Egypt television; especially since his brother, was expelled from the country.

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Young Egyptian comedian, Ala Walieddine has finally spoken out about rumors of jealous fights between himself and Mohammad Hneidi.