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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AUC will be the main partner and host of RiseUp Summit

For the first time, The American University in Cairo (AUC) will be the main partner and host of RiseUp Summit, the one-stop-shop event connecting startups in the Middle East and Africa. In its seventh edition, RiseUp will host the region’s top entrepreneurs, startups, investors, and creative masterminds in a three-day entrepreneurial marathon at AUC New …

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Egypt imposes 25% tariff on steel rebar, 16% on iron billets for three years

Since the beginning of this year, Egypt’s iron industry has been subjected to a legal battle started by integrated steel plants and hot rolled steel manufacturers after the Ministry of Trade and Industry issued a resolution in April, imposing a temporary import tariff of 15% on iron billets and 25% on steel rebar, set for 180 days ending in October.

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Time for rich countries to pay their climate debts

The problem is that climate change economic impact took its toll on poorer countries. Oxfam, a globally renowned aid and development charity, estimates that between 1998 and 2017, low-income countries reported climate-related disaster losses of $21bn, or an average of 1.8% of GDP.

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