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Al-Jazeera sues Egypt over crackdown and harassments which caused $150mn in losses
Pan-Arab TV Network Al-Jazeera is taking legal actions against Egypt over the closure of the Qatar-owned broadcast network and the harassments of its journalists has led to $150 million worth of losses.
Egypt to appeal $1.76 bln award to Israel in gas dispute, freeze gas import talks
Egypt said on Sunday it would appeal an order by international arbitrators to pay $1.76 billion in compensation to state-owned Israel Electric Corp for halting gas supplies.
EEU, Egypt to prepare FTA within a year and a half
President Sisi to discuss free trade, industrial zone, nuclear energy with Putin in Russia visit
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in Russia to discuss a number of economic projects as well as strategic issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Egypt eyes Mercosur FTA activation before 2015-end
Egypt hopes to bring its preferential Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the South American Common Market (Mercosur) into effect before the end of this year, minister of industry said Thursday.
Egypt, Ethiopia negotiate FTA procedures between 2 countries
Egypt negotiated with Ethiopia on Wednesday over procedures to establish a Free Trade Area in Ethiopia, according to head of the Industrial Development Authority Ismail Gaber.
FTA completion depends on unification of origin rules, customs: Abdel Nour
The completion of the Free Trade Area (FTA) procedures among the three African blocs, SADC, COMESA and the East African Community (EAC), depends on the unification of the rules of origin and tariff, according to Egypt’s Minister of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour.
COMESA economic investment forum in Egypt next October
“We are studying establishing a unit at GAFI to provide economic and investment information to African countries,” says investment minister
Egypt: Collateral costs of investment
Foreign investment is crucial for reviving Egypt’s economy, but a new report reveals it can come at a considerable cost, writes Stefan Weichert
Egypt reaches free trade agreement with Eurasian Economic Union
Egypt has reached a free trade zone agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi said Tuesday.
Egypt to add more jobs, trade agreements in 2015
The Egyptian government expects to begin negotiations for free trade agreements with the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as with African economic blocs such as COMESA, SADEC and EALA, and to sign a deal with MERCOSUR in Latin America.
Egypt to hurt its economy by canceling trade agreement: Turkish Foreign Ministry
Egypt has decided not to extend a comprehensive free trade agreement signed with Turkey during the rule of the ousted ex-President Mohamed Morsi, the MENA news agency reported on Oct. 28.
Egypt eyes further economic ties with Brazil
Industry and Trade Minister Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said the Egyptian government is keen to activate the Egypt-Mercosur free trade agreement that Egypt has signed in 2010 with the Southern Common Market economic bloc.
Russia asks Egypt to start negotiations on agreement with Eurasian customs union
Russia has asked Egypt to start negotiations to sign a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Customs Union, which groups Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, said Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour.
Russia to boost agri-trade with Egypt after EU food ban
Russia will increase exports of wheat to Egypt and imports of other agriculture products from it, Russian officials said on Tuesday as the two countries discussed the potential for a free trade zone.
Qatar’s Al Jazeera files $150 million damages claim with Egypt
The Qatar-based satellite network Al Jazeera served Egypt with a $150 million compensation claim on Monday for what it said was damage to its business inflicted by Cairo’s military rulers, a step likely to worsen Qatari-Egyptian relations.
Al Jazeera sues Egypt for $150m after crackdown on journalists
Al Jazeera has lodged a $150m claim for compensation against Egypt, turning to an international investor arbitration tribunal in its latest bid to fight a crackdown by the government in Cairo.
Open letter regarding the future trade and investment agreement between the EU and Egypt
In a letter addressed to the representatives of the European Commission, FIDH, CNCD 11.11.11 and Aitec express their concerns on the way human rights are taken into account in the impact assessment regarding the future DCFTA between the EU and Egypt.
Egypt planning negotiations with Russia-led Customs Union over free trade zone
Egypt is exploring the possibility of negotiatng a free trade zone between Egypt and the countries of the Customs Union, which include Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
EU seeks wider free trade agreement with Egypt
The European Union wants to restart talks with Egypt over a wider free trade deal that could help double the value of commercial exchanges in the next few years, the EU ambassador to Cairo said on Monday.