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The Egyptian Tax Authority warns of pending administrative freeze on 13 petroleum companies; Ministry of Finance refuses to settle the debts

The Egyptian Tax Authority warned 13 public and private/public petroleum companies that they face an administrative freeze, and it has refused to accept their tax returns to date. This follows the Ministry of Finance having refused to settle the companies’ tax debt, which is estimated at EGP 3bn owed to the Tax Authority, according to …

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Wepco assumes operational control of Badr 1 field

Badr El Din Petroleum Company is currently operating Badr 1 but will soon hand over control to the Western Desert Petroleum Company (Wepco). All production will be the property of the state as the contract with Shell expired, according to Al-Mula. The decision to entrust the field to Wepco has been made official and handover …

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Is the military good for Egypt’s economy?

By Farah Halime, Rebel Economy That’s a question I put to around a dozen Egyptian businessmen over the weekend, all of whom responded with a resounding “Yes”. Here are some snippets of conversations I had with a few of Egypt’s business community over the weekend (some appeared in this story for The National newspaper): Nassef Sawiris, billionaire …

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Egypt’s biggest oil debts

By Farah Halime, Rebel Economy   Egypt’s state oil company, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, is in big trouble.  It has racked up billions of dollars of debt in the last decade with some estimating its dues to banks and oil companies is as high as $20 billion. The magnitude of EGPC’s debts is such …

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Rebel Economy Wrap: The IMF dam

By: Farah Halime Billions of dollars of financing earmarked for Egypt is mounting up behind an International Monetary Fund (IMF) dam. Until Egypt agrees a final deal with the IMF for a $4.8 bn loan package, none of the estimated $14.5 bn in additional financial support and aid will be released. The effects of the …

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