Egypt

September 14, 2000

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The Social Fund for Development, (SFD), has signed an agreement with the US Small Business Administration, (SBA), intended to support small and medium-sized enterprises, (SMEs).

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The latest quarterly report, "Privatization in Egypt," echoes recent criticisms by economists and stock market analysts about the slow pace of selling off state-owned concerns.

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One of Egypt's oldest industries, textiles is the country's largest manufacturing sector after food processing. Textiles and apparel exports generate $800 million annually and constitute one-fifth of

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Orascom Hotels Holding Company, Egypt's largest private hotel company, is to raise LE200 million in a bond and share issue. The plan replaces the company's earlier intention to raise between $80 milli

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Over 150 hotels in Cairo have completed their preparations towards the upcoming tourism season in the city to absorb foreign and Arab tourists expected to fill their rooms.

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The number of tourists visiting Egypt in the first half of the year rose by 11 percent over the same period last year, confirming that the tourism is recovering from the 1997 Luxor massacre.

September 13, 2000

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Egypt's ruling party, National Democratic Party, accused in the past of ignoring minorities and women, says it will field at least two Coptic Christia

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Making way for an ever-expanding population, Cairo authorities have begun moving thousands of graves from the City of the Dead, whose tombs shelter ma

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Layla Murad began her musical career with the famous Egyptian composer/singer Mohammad Abdul Wahab. The songstress was making a routine visit to her composer father Munir Murad, where Layla would some

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(1901-1992)   Mohammad Abdul Wahab, better known as the ‘Singer of all Generations,’ was born within a very religious family in the Bab El Sheri’a area. Initially Wahab’s talent was only revealed duri

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Refining and Petrochemicals: Egypt's eight refineries are able to process more than 577,000 bbl/d of crude, with the largest refinery being the 145,000-bbl/d Mostorod refinery outside of Cairo.

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Egypt is a significant oil producer and a rapidly growing gas producer. The Suez Canal and Sumed Pipeline are strategic routes for Persian Gulf oil shipments, making Egypt a focal point in world energ

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Egypt reported a $450 million trade deficit in the petroleum sector on the same day that the new budget - containing far rosier forecast - was enacted.According to the budget, the petroleum sector wil

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The latest quarterly report, "Privatization in Egypt," echoes recent criticisms by economists and stock market analysts about the slow pace of selling off state-owned concerns.

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The CMA Index up down by 0.36 points or 0.06 percent to reach 620.63 points as compared to 620.27 points