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  1. December 18, 2013

    Egypt EGX 30 picks up but real returns depend on stability

    Egypt’s stock market has rebounded significantly in the past six months, defying a period of political turmoil following the...

  2. April 30, 2013

    Orascom settles Egyptian tax dispute

    Orascom Construction Industries, Egypt’s biggest listed company by market capitalisation, has reached a settlement with the...

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    Six months after the military coup that overthrew the elected Islamist government of M...
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  1. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Chinese official endorses monetary easing * Beijing at home on global regulatory stage * Stocks mixed as gold stabilises *...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2013

    London headlines

    * LVMH hit by weak Asia demand * Altimo offers $1.8bn to buy out Orascom * Wilmar sees African sweet spot * North Korea...

  3. April 16, 2013

    Altimo offers $1.8bn to buy out Orascom

    Mikhail Fridman’s Altimo has made an offer to buy out minorities in Egypt’s Orascom Telecom for $1.8bn, as the Russian...

  4. April 5, 2013

    Cash-laden oligarchs hunt pastures new

    Hours after Rosneft finalised a deal to buy out the oligarch founders of rival oil producer TNK-BP last month, Mikhail...

  5. beyondbrics

    March 15, 2013

    Egypt's Sawiris case raises fears over investment environment

    Photo: Bloomberg An Egyptian proverb says, “when the merchant goes bust, he starts searching through his old books,” in the...

  6. March 4, 2013

    OCI suffers as chief hit with travel ban

    Shares in fertiliser and construction group Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) fell 3.6 per cent on Monday, following...

  7. February 8, 2013

    Egyptian spring could be European storm

    There are three contradictory storylines about Egypt floating around the markets these days, and it is likely two of them...

  8. January 18, 2013

    Gates joins US investors’ $1bn Egypt push

    Bill Gates and other US investors have pledged $1bn for a stake in Egypt’s largest listed company in one of the biggest...

  9. beyondbrics

    November 23, 2012

    Guest post: Sawiris - Algeria must respect investment treaties

    By Naguib Sawiris Most governments in North Africa acknowledge the role of foreign direct investment in relieving poverty...

  10. September 6, 2012

    Orascom Construction to expand in US

    Orascom Construction Industries, Egypt’s largest listed company, will expand in the US by building a $1.4bn nitrogen...

  11. beyondbrics

    June 25, 2012

    Egypt: will the relief rally last?

    Investors have responded with relief to the Egyptian presidential poll result which saw the Muslim Brotherhood candidate...

  12. beyondbrics

    April 23, 2012

    Mobinil deal gets go-ahead

    The Egyptian regulator has given approval for France Telecom to take almost full control of its Egyptian mobile phone joint...

  13. April 13, 2012

    Mountains of concern

    For buyers, the good news is that the biggest residential development in the Alps should evade the stringent limits on...

  14. February 13, 2012

    France Telecom seeks Egyptian deal

    France Telecom has offered to buy the majority of Egyptian telecoms operator Mobinil from tycoon Naguib Sawiris and other...

  15. January 26, 2012

    Egypt indices soar on peaceful protests

    Egypt’s stock market soared after Wednesday’s demonstrations on the first anniversary of the anti-Mubarak uprising passed...

  16. January 9, 2012

    VimpelCom in talks to sell Algeria stake

    VimpelCom, the global telecoms group, is in talks to sell a majority stake in its Algerian operations to the country’s...

  17. January 9, 2012

    Egyptian tycoon faces ‘tweet’ trial

    Naguib Sawiris, the Egyptian telecoms tycoon, faces trial and a possible jail sentence over a Twitter message featuring...

  18. December 21, 2011

    Orascom Construction Industries to demerge

    Orascom Construction Industries, Egypt’s biggest listed company by market capitalisation, is to separate its construction...

  19. December 5, 2011

    Egypt needs tourist tide to flow in again

    The taxi drivers implore and the shoeshine men importune – but in Cairo there are precious few tourists for them to do...

  20. beyondbrics

    November 28, 2011

    Goldman bullish on MENA

    Goldman Sachs is bucking the trend by broadening its Middle East and North Africa equity research coverage at a time when...

  21. November 28, 2011

    Telekom Austria attracts interest from raider

    Telekom Austria shares rose on Monday after a high-profile corporate raider revealed the extent of his stake building with...

  22. October 25, 2011

    Tycoons plan fertiliser project for Brazil

    Two of Brazil and Egypt’s wealthiest entrepreneurs are seeking to cash in on the Latin American country’s emergence as a...

  23. September 7, 2011

    VimpelCom hurt by costs of Wind merger

    VimpelCom, the Russian telecoms operator, reported a 29 per cent drop in net profit in the second quarter as it took on...

  24. July 21, 2011

    Greece short-sighted over spectrum auction

    The astounding inability of European leaders up to now to agree on a decisive solution to the Greek problem is hardly the...

  25. July 14, 2011

    Lafarge in talks to sell plasterboard arm

    Lafarge is closing in on the sale of its plasterboard business as the French cement maker pushes ahead with its debt...

  26. beyondbrics

    June 27, 2011

    Egyptian construction: short of orders

    Under Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s construction companies did well from a stream of public sector contracts. With the former...

  27. June 27, 2011

    Construction sector illustrates Egypt’s woes

    The construction boom that helped sustain Egypt’s economic growth amid the global downturn has stalled amid political...

  28. June 6, 2011

    Strike tests Tunisia’s economic hopes

    The banner draped by strikers over an old communications ministry building in central Tunis last week pulls no punches. “A...

  29. beyondbrics

    May 19, 2011

    Orascom: Bloodied but unbowed in Egypt

    Q1 figures out this week from Orascom Telecom, North Africa’s biggest mobile phone operator and one of Egypt’s largest...

  30. May 11, 2011

    Algeria’s job generation challenge

    Mean streets: many Algerians believe the government has failed them Lotfi, a mild-mannered young man from a working-class...

  31. May 5, 2011

    Lafarge hit by Middle East unrest

    Unrest in Egypt weighed on Lafarge, the French construction group, which lowered its full-year growth forecast for its...

  32. April 20, 2011

    Assad cousin accused of favouring family

    When World Finance magazine presented Rami Makh­louf with an award for his visionary leadership and contribution to the...

  33. March 30, 2011

    Egypt bourse set for fragile recovery

    Egypt’s revolution was relatively bloodless, and judging by its stock market’s performance since it reopened last week, the...

  34. March 23, 2011

    Egyptian stocks plunge after bourse reopens

    The Egyptian stock exchange fell 8.95 per cent on its first day of trading after almost two months of closure caused by the...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 23, 2011

    Egypt reopens for business

    The Egyptian stock exchange has reopened for business on Wednesday morning but not without a hiccup or two. Seconds after...

  36. March 17, 2011

    Lafarge downgraded to junk for first time

    Lafarge’s cost of borrowing is set to soar after the second largest cement maker had its credit rating downgraded to junk....

  37. March 17, 2011

    VimpelCom shareholders back Sawiris deal

    VimpelCom’s shareholders on Thursday voted in favour of a contentious $6.5bn deal under which the Russian mobile phone...

  38. February 24, 2011

    France Telecom chief to take on chairman role

    Stéphane Richard is to become chairman of France Telecom in a move that sees the return to an individual holding the two top...

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