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Egypt outlines $25bn plan to help small firms

Egypt's central bank on Sunday issued guidelines on how it will incentivise banks to participate in a "comprehensive programme" to help finance small- and medium-sized enterprises in the latest move to try and create jobs and suppo

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Egypt outlines $25bn plan to help small firms

Egypt's central bank on Sunday issued guidelines on how it will incentivise banks to participate in a "comprehensive programme" to help finance small- and medium-sized enterprises in the latest move to try and create jobs and suppo

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Egypt parliament convenes after three years

Egypt's new parliament convened its opening session on Sunday, state television reported, more than three years after the old Islamist-dominated chamber was dissolved.   The new parliament, which will be domi

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Egyptians vote in second round of polls

Egyptians voted on Sunday in the second phase of elections that are meant to restore parliament after a more than three-year hiatus but which critics say have been undermined by widespread repression. The elections have been haile

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Egypt loyalists take the lead in parliament election

A political alliance loyal to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has scooped all 60 list seats up for grabs in the first round of a parliamentary election in which opposition parties were all but absent, official results showed on Wednesday

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Egypt in 2nd day of ‘election without voters’

As the first round of Egypt's parliamentary elections came to a close on Monday night, turnout appeared weak for the second consecutive day, highlighting growing disillusionment since the army seized power in 2013. Prime Minis

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Egypt begins long-awaited parliamentary election

Egyptians began voting in a long-awaited parliamentary election on Sunday, the final step in a process that was meant to put the country back on a democratic course but which critics say has been undermined by state repression. Eg

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Sisi to tighten grip on Egypt despite new parliament

When general Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi swapped his uniform for a suit to become Egyptian president, he mapped out a return to democracy culminating in parliamentary elections.    These start on Sunday (October 18

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Sisi swears in new government, keeps key ministers

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi kept his finance, investment and interior ministers in a new government sworn in on Saturday, state news agency Mena reported, as he tries to rebuild an economy battered by Islamist militant violence.

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Egypt cuts top tax rate, suspends capital gains tax

Egypt lowered the top tax rate and the threshold for companies and individuals in high income brackets on Sunday and suspended a 10 per cent tax on capital gains in an attempt to attract investors and boost the economy. President

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