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The country's food exports to Iraq grew to $125 million in 2020
20 October 12:33 PM Egypt's food exports to Iraq hit $84m in eight months
Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt's food exports to Iraq rose by 1% to $84.2 million in the first eight months of 2021, compared to $83.7 million in the year-ago period, the Deputy Executive Director of the Egyptian Food Export Council, Tameem El-Dawy, was …
The segment brings the total length of the 2Africa cable system to over 45,000 km
28 September 03:47 PM 2Africa consortium extends subsea cable system to Arabian Gulf, India, Pakistan
Mubasher: The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, Saudi Telecom Company (stc), Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, and WIOCC, announced that a new segment has been added to the 2Africa subsea …
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20 September 11:29 AM Saudi Arabia continues to be China’s top oil supplier in August
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia has retained its position as China's top crude oil supplier for the ninth month in a row during August, Reuters cited official data by China’s General Administration of Customs on Monday. Saudi oil exports to China …
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16 September 04:56 PM Saudi oil exports hit six-month high in July
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia’s oil exports increased to 7.65 million barrels per day (bpd) in July, hitting the highest level in six months since recording 7.75 million bpd in January, according to official data on Thursday. The exports volume …
Nihal El-Chami, Head of Programme and Marketing at Falak Startups
14 September 12:49 PM Startup Lounge: More VC investors now interested in Africa, Middle East – Nihal El-Chami
By: Marina Gamil Cairo – Mubasher: With the growing number of startups across different sectors, especially financial technology (FinTech), the dynamics of the venture capital (VC) landscape in Egypt have been changing with local and international …
Saudi Arabia set Arab Light OSP to Northwest Europe at a discount of $1.70/barrel
4 August 03:14 PM Aramco raises September crude official selling prices for Asia
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has increased the September official selling prices (OSPs) for its Arab light crude to $3 per barrel above the Oman/Dubai average for Asia, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The Kingdom has …
The Hajj season this year will witness a digitised journey from start to finish
13 July 01:37 PM How pilgrims benefit from digitisation when performing Hajj
By: Ingy ElSafy Mubasher: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought technology-enhanced methods that help authorities implement social distancing to preserve the health of people. Saudi Arabia will provide a digital Hajj (Muslim pilgrimage) this year and …
Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea
5 July 12:49 PM Iraqi investments in Egypt hit $500m
Cairo - Mubasher: Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea stressed the importance of strengthening the role of the private sector in Egypt and Iraq to boost bilateral economic relations between the two countries.  Iraq comes in the …
Egypt’s exports to Iraq grew by 3% to $421.7 million last year
4 July 04:23 PM Egypt-Iraq trade exchange grows 36% in 2020
Cairo - Mubasher: Bilateral trade between Egypt and Iraq increased by 36% to $747.6 million in 2020, compared to $551.3 million a year earlier, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea revealed.  Gamea held a meeting with the …
GACA issued a circular to all airlines operating in Saudi Arabia
4 July 03:48 PM Saudi Arabia suspends flights to three destinations on COVID variant
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has suspended direct and indirect travel of citizens to the UAE, Ethiopia, and Vietnam without obtaining prior permission from the concerned authorities due to the …
Ahmed El-Alfi, Chairman of Sawari Ventures
22 June 04:46 PM Startup Lounge: Tech offers great opportunities for success – Interview with Ahmed El-Alfi
By: Moslem Ali Cairo - Mubasher: In the second instalment of our interview with the Founder and Chairman of Sawari Ventures, Ahmed El-Alfi, we discuss the future of technology and the opportunities of startups to succeed as technological …
Ahmed El-Alfi, Chairman of Sawari Ventures
21 June 01:01 PM Startup Lounge: High growth requires taking risks – Interview with Ahmed El-Alfi
By: Moslem Ali Cairo - Mubasher: Today’s guest in the Startup Lounge has played an integral role in developing the entrepreneurial scene in Egypt and the MENA region. He is one of the startup ecosystem leaders and investors who brought real …
SAMA has claimed the Global Impact Award 2021 for Aber
16 June 03:21 PM SAMA says Aber project achieves main objectives
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) said the digital currency project Aber has succeeded to achieve its main objectives that mainly include understanding, experiencing, and analysing the maturity of the distributed ledger technology …
Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
13 June 04:29 PM Dubai says 80% of new COVID-19 cases were unvaccinated
UAE – Mubasher: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revealed that vaccines against the coronavirus (COVID-19) reduce the risk of disease and hospitalization. The health authority has called upon everyone to get the vaccine, noting that eight out …
Plastic waste often impact marine life, ecosystems, and food chains
30 April 03:46 PM Egypt could soon ban single-use plastics amid COVID-19
By: Moslem Ali Cairo – Mubasher: Plastic bags that are often used for an average of 25 minutes could take more than 20 years to decompose, while other single-use plastic products, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), might need between 400 …
Noor Sweid, Founder and General Partner, Global Ventures
29 April 12:57 PM Startup Lounge: Health, edutech investments to flourish after pandemic – Noor Sweid
By: Ingy ElSafy Mubasher: The Middle East carries plenty of appeal for regional and international investors due to the favourable macroeconomic fundamentals that underpin these markets. Meanwhile, the sectors that have witnessed increased …
Egypt's Minister of International Cooperation, Rania El-Mashat
26 April 01:41 PM Egypt to build greener more inclusive economy after COVID - Rania El-Mashat
By: Moslem Ali and Ahmed Allam Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt was the only country in the region to achieve positive economic growth last year, despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now, the country aims at taking the recovery as a chance to …
UN in 2015 led its member states to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
22 April 12:06 PM Are MENA countries on track with achieving SDGs?
By: Ingy ElSafy Mubasher: The United Nations (UN) led its member states in 2015 to adopt the 2030 Agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include 169 specific targets, covering social, economic, and environmental dimensions, in …
The currency will not replace cash and bank deposits
19 April 03:47 PM UK mulls creating new digital currency
Mubasher: The UK Treasury and Bank of England (BoE) announced the creation of a joint taskforce to explore a potential central bank digital currency (CBDC). The currency “would be a new form of digital money issued by the Bank of England and for …
The ministers proposed the export of Egyptian and Jordanian products to Iraq without trade barriers
25 March 03:47 PM Egypt, Jordan, Iraq explore cooperation in energy, industry, other sectors
Cairo – Mubasher: The Minister of International Cooperation, Rania El-Mashat, chaired the Egyptian Ministerial Group in the ministerial coordination meeting virtually between Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq. The meeting was held to complete discussions on …
AFE Saudi Arabia 2021 will be held on 29-30 March
25 March 03:09 PM Saudi Arabia to host Arab Exchanges Federation Conference next week: Tadawul
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul), in partnership with the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE), is hosting the AFE Annual Conference Saudi Arabia 2021 from 29 to 30 March. The conference aims at creating a platform for …
The 100 CEOs represent 24 nationalities and 21 sectors.
7 March 12:10 PM Forbes unveils “Top CEOs in the Middle East” ranking
Dubai - Mubasher: Forbes Middle East has released its first annual "Top CEOs in the Middle East" ranking, recognising the executives making significant contributions to the region's economies. The 100 CEOs represent 24 nationalities and 21 …
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3 March 01:49 PM S&P launches ratings for Saudi local currency debt
Riyadh – Mubasher: S&P Global Ratings said it is providing GCC National Scale Ratings for entities in Saudi Arabia issuing local currency debt, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Over the past few years, Saudi Arabia, the GCC region’s largest economy, …
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) - (Photo Archive)
2 March 12:34 PM ADNOC to ease output cuts in April
Mubasher: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) is expected to increase crude shipments next month, Reuters reported, citing Asian refiners. ADNOC reportedly plans to ease output cuts by 5% in April, compared with curbs of 10-15% in March. On …
The Middle East and Africa witnessed the highest level in percentage terms
18 February 01:35 PM Middle East insurance M&A defies COVID-19-driven dip in 2020; expected to surge in 2021
Mubasher: The insurance sector across the world has registered 407 completed merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in 2020, lower than 419 in 2019. This record was mentioned by finding opportunity in adversity, the latest edition of global law firm …