The first telegraph line from Cairo to Alexandria was inaugurated in 1854 and with it came the birth of Telecom Egypt. The firm's CEO, Mohamed El-Nawawy, discusses the potential of being the country's fourth mobile phone operator, and what he plans to do with the stake in Vodafone Egypt.
Worldwide, undersea cables carry 99% of intercontinental internet traffic and one of the busiest hubs is in Egypt. CNBC gains exclusive access to the country's strategic "TE North" facilities, and takes a closer look at where the company is moving next.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Mohamed El-Nawawy, CEO of Telecom Egypt, relives the moments around the controversial decision to cut Egypt off the Internet on January 28, 2011.
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.
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.
The co-chief executive of EFG Hermes told CNBC that Egypt was undergoing political rejuvenation, meaning it had a lot to offer investors.
The United Arab Emirates' monthly purchasing manager's index rose to an all-time high, fueling fears of a repeat of the 2009 property bubble.
In 2013, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank acquired Barclay's UAE retail operations for a price tag of $177 million. CEO Tirad Mahmoud clarifies the benefits of the deal, and why the bank's business model does not depend on pious consumers.
Abu Dhabi Islamic Banks is one of the largest Sharia-compliant lenders in the region. The company's CEO, Tirad Mahmoud, joins the conversation on what Islamic finance is about, industry regulation and the culture of risk taking.
A popular focus of emerging scholarly literature looks at whether Islamic finance offers any systemic benefits to the global economy. Tirad Mahmoud, the chief executive of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, details the defining trends of the business
The chief executive of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank believes the banking industry is on the cusp of a historic transformation.
Air Arabia was founded in 2003 to become to region's first low cost airline. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, the firm's CEO Adel Ali recounts the difficulties of the early days and the rationale behind becoming the flag carrier of Ras Al Khaimah.
The International Air Transport Association forsees the Middle East and the Asia Pacific to see the strongest passenger growth. Adel Ali, CEO of budget airline Air Arabia discusses expansion plan and heavyweight carriers of the region.
In an exclusive conversation with CNBC, Air Arabia CEO Adel Ali, shares his outlook for the aviation industry, and what an ideal work-life balance looks like to him.
DP World is the third largest port operator in the world. Chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem explains to CNBC why he has faith in the British economy and which other markets the firm is eyeing for expansion
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World, puts the aggressive growth of neighbouring oil-rich Abu Dhabi in context, and shares his thoughts on Dubai's property bubble that burst spectacularly in 2009.
In an exclusive interview with CNBC, DP World chief Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem reveals what he sees as the defining future trends of the industry, and why he loves the property market.
The head of the world's third-largest port operator DP World firmly believes in a rebound in European economic growth.
Jeffrey Singer, CEO of the Dubai International Financial Center, explains what growth he foresees for the recovering Emirate as a global finance hub, and how geopolitical turmoil nearby has changed the equation.