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DHL, Magneto Inc partner to support online retailers in MENA region

Deutsche Post DHL Group announced on Monday a partnership with Magento Inc to provide a broad range of shipping services to e-commerce merchants, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), startups, and online entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. “Magento connects merchants and shoppers. DHL connects shoppers with their goods,” said John Pearson, …

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40% of Egyptian women to participate in labour market by 2030: Al-Saeed

Egypt’s Minister of Planning Hala Al-Saeed said on Saturday that the the Sustainable Development Strategy: Egypt Vision 2030 targets raising the participation rate of women in the labour market to 35% by 2020 and to 40% by 2030. She made the remarks during her meeting on Saturday with the UN Women country representative in Egypt, …

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Midor signs $1.7bn contract with Technip for expanding Midor`s refinery  

Egypt’s state-owned Middle East Oil Refinery Company (Midor)`s chairperson and CEO, Mohamed Abdel Aziz, has signed a $1.7bn contract with the chairperson of Technip Marco Villa, an Italian project for its management and construction, to maximise the production of the central petroleum products, according to a press statement by the Ministry of Petroleum.   The expansion project of …

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Embassy of Switzerland organises football tournament for girls in Cairo

The Embassy of Switzerland in Cairo, in cooperation with AIMZ Girls Football Academy, is organising a two-day football tournament at the Egyptian Shooting Club in Dokki. It will take place on 7-8 June. Around 190-220 teenage girls are expected to participate. A closing ceremony will be held on the evening of 8 June to hand …

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43.3% of carbon dioxide emissions from electricity sector in Egypt

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed that the electricity sector represents the main source of carbon dioxide emissions from petroleum products consumption, accounting for 43.3% of total emissions, followed by the transport sector at 18.5%, the industrial sector at 15.4%, the domestic and commercial sectors at 8.2%, and other sectors accounting …

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Egypt is African country with second most major hotels: Knight Frank

Knight Frank, which is a global real estate consultancy company, announced in a report that Egypt has the second highest number of major hotels in Africa after South Africa. The report stated that hotel supply levels vary greatly across Africa, where Morocco ranked third after Egypt with 153 hotels branded or chain hotels. Furthermore, South …

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Russia lifts ban on Egyptian potato exports

Tarek Kabil, minister of trade and industry, announced in a press statement on Saturday that Russian authorities have agreed to lift the imposed ban on Egyptian potato exports from eight agricultural areas. He added that exporting from those areas will begin starting from 6 June. The minister added that the decision is the culmination of …

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For first time, BCFEE held football match for breast cancer fighters

The Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt (BCFE) organised and held a football match for breast cancer patients for the first time in Egypt and the world. The teams included breast cancer fighters and players from AIMZ Girls Football Academy. Mohammed Shaalan, professor of oncology and head of the BCFE, said that the prevailing impression in …

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3.3m families headed by females in 2017: CAPMAS

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced on Wednesday that the number of female heads of households recorded 3.3 million in the 2017 census. This came in a press release with a number of analytical studies on population, housing, and census data 2017. The CAPMAS added that the percentage of illiterate females …

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