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Anthony Skinner, head of MENA at Maplecroft, discusses the Egyptian elections and points out that a significant segment of the population is boycotting the vote.
Mirette Mabrouk, Deputy Director at the Atlantic Council, expects former Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to win Egypt's presidential election and explains what that means for the country.
OCTOBER 6 VILLAGE, Egypt May 25- Egypt aims to buy about half of its domestic wheat harvest this year at 4.4 million tonnes and is unlikely ever to get much more from farmers, who need to reserve the rest for seed and to feed their families.
Polls in the so-called Fragile Five economies- Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa- topped investors' list of political worries for 2014.. Presidential polls in Brazil and Turkey are still to come, but parliamentary elections in India and South Africa and local elections in Turkey have been greeted with enthusiasm by investors.
CAIRO, May 23- Egyptians vote next week in an election expected to make former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi president, marking a revival of strongman rule three years after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak.
May 23- For other related diaries, please. SHANGHAI, China- ECB Executive Board member Yves Mersch speaks at a high-level roundtable " Asia's Growth Bottleneck: Who Can Find A Breakthrough?" at the Shanghai Forum 2014 "Asia Transforms: Identifying New Dynamics" organized by Fudan Development Institute in Shanghai- 0530 GMT.
CAIRO, May 21- Former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has kept Egyptians guessing about how he will handle energy subsidies, one of the most explosive issues coming his way if, as seems certain, he is elected president next week.
CAIRO, May 20- Since toppling the Muslim Brotherhood from power last year, the Egyptian army has turned its substantial economic firepower on another perceived threat to the country's stability: unemployment.
Malek Bou-Diab, portfolio manager at Bellevue African Opportunities, says structural reforms being carried out by African countries present opportunities for investing in the region, despite some of the political and security tensions that remain.
May 17- For other related diaries, please. FRANKFURT- Frankfurt Finance Summit 2014. Speakers:- European Commissioner for Internal Market and Financial Services Michel Barnier, Czech National Bank board member Kamil Janacek, ECB executive board member Andreas Dombret, Bank of Spain Governor Luis Linde and former Germany Finance Minister Theodor Waigel.
Egypt ranks in the bottom tier of the Corruption Perceptions Index. The co-CEO of Egypt's largest investment bank, Karim Awad, says it is possible to do business without bribing corrupt officials.
Karim Awad, co-CEO of EFG Hermes, reflects on how Egypt's turmoil has affected the firm since 2011, and why he believes the new political beginning holds plenty of opportunities for investors.
EFG Hermes is looking to secure 60 percent its investment banking revenue from abroad. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, co-CEO Karim Awad details where he plans to take the firm next.
Analysts say the prospect of slightly higher-than-expected U.S. inflation readings is a double-edged sword for gold prices.
The co-chief executive of EFG Hermes told CNBC that Egypt was undergoing political rejuvenation, meaning it had a lot to offer investors.
CAIRO/ OSLO, May 12- Egypt has secured a means of importing liquefied natural gas that will help it address an energy crisis, although the LNG import terminal to be provided by a Norwegian firm will not be in place in time to ease painful gas shortages this summer.
Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said on Tuesday he would not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, denouncing a "sham trial" in which a court sentenced 683 people to death.
April 24- For other related diaries, please. ANKARA- Central Bank of Turkey holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting- 1100 GMT. CAIRO- Central Bank of Egypt holds Monetary Policy Committee meeting.
*FDI fell to $3 billion in year to June 2013. CAIRO, April 23- A new Egyptian law that prevents third parties from challenging contracts made with the government may encourage foreign investors but critics say it will increase scope for corruption.
CAIRO, April 23- Egypt needs to find at least $5 billion to invest in its dilapidated power grid, a government official told Reuters, highlighting a major challenge for the next president as the country faces the risk of worsening blackouts this summer.