Egypt

October 2, 2000

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Egypt will cut the cost of local leased lines for Internet service providers (ISPs) by up to 60 percent from October 1 in order to boost its fledgling new economy, communication minister Ahmed Nazif s

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Despite the reactivation of the country’s stock markets in 1991, the Egyptian private sector still is reluctant to look to public subscription in order to raise capital.

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The Hermes benchmark index rose 0.42 percent on Monday on the Cairo and Alexandria Stock Exchanges to close at 7766.58 on thin volume of EL114.6 million (US$32.7 million).

October 1, 2000

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, making his first trip abroad, held summit talks in Cairo with his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak about the troub

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Egypt will launch a 10-billion-dollar project to boost petrochemical production and take advantage of the country's natural gas reserves, Oil Minister Sameh Fami said, as quoted Friday by state media.

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The Egyptian government has bought 600,000 tons more of local wheat than last year at a cost of EL1.8 billion.

September 30, 2000

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Famous actor, Nour El Sharif, is getting ready to embark on his second shot at directing, less than a month after he completed his first attempt.

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A new Egyptian series reveals the hidden face of the financial scene.

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<b>Date:</b> Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2000 <b>Location:</b> Ramses Hilton, Cairo, Egypt <b>Specifics:</b> Aimed at teaching managers how to successfully lead and motivate teams, as well as how to plan an

September 29, 2000

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Albawaba.Com Cairo   Opposition leaders are calling for free and fair elections as Egypt gears up for a parliamentary vote to be held in three stages

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Egypt will launch a 10-billion-dollar project to boost petrochemical production and take advantage of the country's natural gas reserves.

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Egypt's leading human rights activist, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, has been formally charged with illegally accepting funding from a foreign source.

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Two major regional exhibitions are set to run in Cairo from September 27th to September 29th. The Cairo International Conference Center will house both the Middle East and Africa Power Exhibition (MEA

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<b>Date:</b> Nov 23 - Nov 25, 2000 <b>Location:</b> Cairo, Egypt <b>Specifics:</b> For senior executives from European, Arab and African banks and financial organizations including directors, g

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<b>Date:</b> Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2000 <b>Location:</b> Ramses Hilton Hotel, Cairo, Egypt <b>Specifics:</b> The 5th Annual IHRA World Congress includes presentations and case studies addressing the m