Egypt Articles & Analysis

As Egypt is the most-populous Arab nation and third-most populous in Africa, population pressure is driving the nation’s economic agenda, with an estimated 3.5m young Egyptians entering the labour force by 2023. Recent years have seen an array of public initiatives aimed at encouraging private sector activity, but these remain hampered by a challenging economic backdrop and structural hurdles.

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What are the ministry’s priorities with respect to restructuring the public sector, and taking steps to improve efficiency and boost profitability?

Egypt is moving ahead with plans to transform its renewable energy capacity, spearheaded by the development of a major solar power station.

On August 6 Egypt received the sixth and final tranche of a three-year, $12bn loan programme from the IMF, and the country is now set to build on its legacy.

How is the rise of financial technology (fintech) changing the role of banks in financial services and in what ways will this impact the regulatory climate?

Egypt’s global reputation as a destination for heritage tourism has been strengthened by a series of major archaeological finds. In tandem with investment in new infrastructure, the new discoveries are expected to support a recent rebound in the sector’s fortunes.

What is being done to meet the population's growing demand for energy?