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US government and Egypt’s civil society promote consumer rights

Over 300 Egyptians generated recommendations to strengthen the consumer protection law in Egypt at an event in Alexandria sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).  Organised in coordination with the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) and three civil society groups, this event increased public awareness regarding consumer rights and regulations. “USAID has been …

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Managing editor Rana Allam

The untouchable old guard

Some keep saying that the “third hand” has disappeared with the ascendency of the Muslim Brotherhood to power. I find it funny when people say that.

Rana Allam

Government studies new law to regulate foreign capital

By Ibrahim El-Masry Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf Al-Arabi said the government is considering drafting a new law to regulate the flow of foreign capital to Egypt whether in investments or funding for non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Speaking during a public session of the Shura Council that tackled the issue of foreign grants and …

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Government studies new law to regulate foreign capital

By Ibrahim El-Masry Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Ashraf Al-Arabi said the government is considering drafting a new law to regulate the flow of foreign capital to Egypt whether in investments or funding for non-governmental organisations (NGOs). Speaking during a public session of the Shura Council that tackled the issue of foreign grants and …

Daily News Egypt

Throughout 2012, Egypt’s Social Fund for Development (SFD) signed a number of contracts with foreign countries totalling $418m. (Photo: Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page)

Microfinance goes commercial

Microfinance, the provision of loans and other financial services involving minute transaction amounts and mainly poor clientele, is making inroads into commercial banking.

Daily News Egypt

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