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IMF Executive Board Completes First Review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) with the Arab Republic of Egypt

The completion of the review allows the authorities to draw the equivalent of SDR 895.48 million (about US$1.25 billion), bringing total disbursements to SDR 2,865.53 million about US$4 billion read more

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Hotel development in Africa keeps on growing – despite challenges

Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, showing a 13 percent increase in 2017, according to the annual survey by W Hospitality Group, generally acknowledged as the most authoritative source on the sector’s growth. read more

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Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad read more

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Aviation Africa summit and exhibition set for Cairo debut

(L-R) Mark Brown, chief executive Times Aerospace; HE Sherif Fathi, Minister of Civil Aviation, Egypt; Alan Peaford, chairman Aviation Africa Summit. © Ministry of Civil Aviation

The premier event covering the entire aviation industry is to take its 2018 edition to the Egyptian capital. read more

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Will South Africa remain Africa’s leading FDI destination?

Africa presents a mixed foreign direct investment (FDI) picture – EY Africa Attractiveness report. Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa (the key hub economies) collectively attracted 58% of the continent’s total FDI projects in 2016. Investment from the Asia-Pacific region into Africa hit an all-time high in 2016. According to EY’s (http://EY.com) latest Africa Attractiveness report, heightened geopolitical uncertainty and “multispeed” growth across Africa present a mixed FDI picture for the continent. read more

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Egypt is implementing a strong economic reform program

Following a meeting with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in Washington today, Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement:
“President Sisi and I discussed the progress of Egypt’s economic reform program supported by the IMF’s $12 billion Extended Fund Facility arrangement. read more

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Kenya: International Air Arrivals on Steady Growth Curve

Forecast urges aviation sector stakeholders to open up the skies. read more

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Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa read more

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Innoventures launch cycle4 start-up accelerator with 30 million EGP venture capital fund

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The new cycle of Innoventures has been launched after a successful third cycle which held a grand finale last December. The fourth cycle of the accelerator program ‘Startup Reactor’ is now accepting applications in partnership with VC4A and comes along with the launching of a new 30 million EGP venture capital fund.The program creates an environment to connect entrepreneurs, investors and mentors for a duration of six months. Participating investors and mentors will receive an equity stake in the ventures which they choose to support. Interested startups can apply for the program before the deadline of April 1st https://VC4A.com/innoventures/startup-reactor-4. read more

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