Dennis Ross, Counselor at The Washington Institute and former special aide to the Obama administration, explains why Egypt's regional importance would make walking away a mistake for the U.S.» Read More
*Oil minister sees production from BP project in 2017. AL-ASEEL OIL FIELD, Egypt, June 26- Egypt's oil minister said on Thursday that BP's $10 billion gas project, stalled for three years, had restarted and that production would begin in 2017, a sign of progress in efforts to ease the worst energy crunch in decades.
CAIRO, June 26- Egypt will pay $1.5 billion of the money it owes to foreign energy companies by the end of 2014, its oil minister said on Thursday, as the government tries to stave off a worsening power crisis. In April, Ismail said Egypt would pay about $1 billion "within two months" but the government has not yet announced that it has paid.
*UAE is major backer of Egypt since army ousted Mursi. CAIRO, June 7- Egypt and the United Arab Emirates said on Saturday they had contracted a state-run company headed by a retired Egyptian army officer to build wheat silos that are a key part of the UAE's $4.9 billion aid package to Cairo.
*Advisers Strategy&, Lazard operating in Egypt for months. The driving force behind the consulting project is the United Arab Emirates, which along with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait has showered Egypt with billions of dollars in aid since Sisi removed the Muslim Brotherhood from power last year, sources familiar with the exercise and businessmen told Reuters.
The co-chief executive of EFG Hermes told CNBC that Egypt was undergoing political rejuvenation, meaning it had a lot to offer investors.
Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists but opposed by other groups who fear it will deepen divisions, officials in rival camps said on Sunday.
Egyptians stood in line to vote on Saturday on a constitution promoted by its Islamist backers.
An odd alliance between pro-democracy activists and Mubarak loyalists is raising eyebrows. Who is playing who?
MILAN-- The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Italy's Silvio Berlusconi in a Milan court today. Background in the story erroneously stated that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was dead. Another Italy-Berlusconi story will be filed.
MILAN-- Silvio Berlusconi made a rare court appearance Friday to deny some of the more salacious accusations at the center of a sex scandal in Italy that has muddied his reputation. Berlusconi's declaration was spontaneous, a practice that Italy allows defendants and which does not have the weight of testimony.
GENEVA-- Switzerland has blocked almost 1 billion Swiss francs linked to rulers in four Arab Spring nations, a senior government official said Tuesday.
CAIRO, Oct 12- Egypt has no foreign military bases on its soil and has no plans to downsize its armed forces, said the military spokesman, rejecting media reports claiming so.
Conservative lending rules and red tape have long been blamed for holding back development of the mortgage sector in Egypt. Mortgage lending is equivalent to less than half a percent of gross domestic product in Egypt, compared to 13 percent in Morocco, according to a 2011 report on Africa housing by FinMark Trust, a body mainly funded by British government aid.
CAIRO, Oct 10- Egyptian stocks seem unlikely to resume this year's world-beating rally until the government shows how and when it will begin cutting fuel subsidies to rein in the budget deficit and secure a $4.8 billion IMF loan. A surge of more than 50 percent in Egypt's main share index.
*Egypt's Grand Mufti denounces edicts. *Muslim Brotherhood under pressure to take a clearer line By Shaimaa Fayed and Yasmine Saleh. Egypt's media, once tightly controlled by the state, has become a free-for-all platform for ideas, theories and advice, which can range from the ignorant to the bizarre and to what some see as outright dangerous.
By Shaimaa Fayed and Asma Alsharif. CAIRO, Oct 10- Business leaders voiced frustration with Egypt's government at an investment conference in Cairo this week, where officials pledged to revive an economy battered by political turmoil but offered few details on policy.
CAIRO, Oct 9- Egypt has settled a row with a Dubai- based developer over a land contract reached when Hosni Mubarak was in power, a minister said on Tuesday, a deal that could help remove uncertainties that have depressed interest in the once-booming property market.
CAIRO, Oct 9- Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital plans to invest $4 billion or more in Egypt over the next three years and has an eye on infrastructure and energy-related projects, its chairman said on Tuesday.
But the speech in many ways was also as much about style as it was about substance, and the 61- year-old Morsi, the first freely elected president in Egypt's history, used his address to project the image of an energetic leader in touch with the needs of the people.
CAIRO, Oct 3- Egypt's prime minister said an IMF team would come to Cairo in the last week of October to resume talks on a loan sought by his government, which was still working on the major issue of how to reduce fuel subsidies.