This chapter includes the following articles.
With a large consumer base, skilled labour force, strategic geographic location and a series of pro-business government efforts to streamline licensing and operations, Egypt’s industrial sector is an attractive proposition. While challenges remain, there are new local and export-focused opportunities for increased investment – particularly with the ongoing construction of a new capital. While economic policies throughout 2017 may have placed a limitation on individual purchasing power in the short term, the expectation that inflation rates will stabilise and investment will increase on the back of business-friendly reforms should see the retail sector maintain a positive growth trajectory in the medium to long term.
This chapter contains an interview with Tarek Kabil, Minister of Industry and Trade.