Mohamed Samir

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Mohamed Samir is an economic and political journalist, and analyst specialising in the Middle East. Over the past decade, he covered Egypt’s and the MENA region’s financial, business, and geopolitical updates. He is currently the Deputy Executive Editor of the Daily News Egypt.

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New customs, tax laws to resolve issues within automotive sector

The industry development sovereign fund gives incentives to the local product before sale and export in order to see a return on the taxes they paid, said Egyptian Tax Authority head Abdel Moneim Matar. The Tax Authority used to collect 30% of the value of a used car, but in the automotive industry strategy it …

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Ministers, business community review means to stimulate local automotive industry in opening session of Egypt Automotive Summit

The executive director of the third round of the Egypt Automotive Summit, Mohamed Aboul-Fotouh, announced several topics which participants will be discussing. Topics on the agenda at the summit include facilitating the export of spare parts, competition with foreign companies, local feeding industry experiments, and the role of banks in financing feeder industry experiments. “We …

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IMF-backed reform programme is Egypt’s best shot but poses high potential risk: FocusEconomics

November was a month of interesting developments for Egypt, from the Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) decision to float the national currency, to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) approval of the $12bn loan, a correction of external balances, and an expected soaring fiscal deficit. According to FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast for the Middle East and North …

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ARCO to launch next phase of Citystars Al Sahel at cost of EGP 4bn

Al Arabia Real Estate (ARCO) will soon be launching a new phase in its Citystars Al Sahel project in the Fouka area of Ras El Hekma, with an estimated cost of EGP 4bn, according to the executive manager Ayman Ibrahim. The new phase will be announced in December, and will be sponsored by an international …

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Trump and the rise of populism: a backlash against globalisation

After Donald Trump decisively defeated Hillary Clinton, becoming the 45th president of the United States (US) on Wednesday, it became clear that the phenomenon of rising support for populist parties all around the globe has disrupted the politics of many western societies. Economic angst is one of the main reasons behind the rise of populism …

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