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Egypt’s COVID Recovery and Opportunities for Investment

Egypt’s COVID Recovery and Opportunities for Investment

Egypt’s COVID Recovery and Opportunities for Investment

Egypt’s COVID Recovery and Opportunities for Investment

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February 26, 2021

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Last week, Basilinna CEO Deborah Lehr interviewed Egypt’s former Assistant Minister of Investment, and Basilinna Senior Advisor, Ambassador Yasser Elnaggar, about Egypt’s unique position as the only emerging market to see economic growth in 2020 and sectors of opportunity for foreign companies and investors. They also discussed what a new Biden Administration means for relations with Egypt and how those dynamics could impact investors. Finally, the Ambassador provides some advice on how to navigate the opportunities and challenges. The following is a quick recap of the wide-ranging conversation. 

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QuickTake: Roundup of Recent China Developments

QuickTake: Roundup of Recent China Developments

QuickTake: Roundup of Recent China Developments

QuickTake: Roundup of Recent China Developments

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December 3, 2020

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The Trump Administration has not let the Presidential election slow down their pace of action targeting China. With President Trump focused on advancing claims of election fraud, members of his team bent on reshaping the bilateral relationship irrevocably have been hard at work over the past few weeks. In the meantime, the long-awaited bill requiring the delisting of Chinese firms finally passed; there have been further curbs on Xinjiang cotton; and, China’s 92 million Communist Party members are subject to new visa restrictions effective immediately. Elsewhere, the Biden Cabinet is taking shape as he announces his nominees for several key positions. The following is a quick roundup of the developments over the past few weeks.

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Quick Take: Treasury Declares China a Currency Manipulator as the Trade Tensions Escalate

Quick Take: Treasury Declares China a Currency Manipulator as the Trade Tensions Escalate

Quick Take: Treasury Declares China a Currency Manipulator as the Trade Tensions Escalate

Quick Take: Treasury Declares China a Currency Manipulator as the Trade Tensions Escalate

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August 7, 2019

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Late Monday, August 5 2019, Treasury took the significant step of declaring China a currency manipulator in response to China’s retaliation of the threatened tariff increases. This is our take on the latest move in the escalating bilateral tensions.

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Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

Quick Take: Egypt's Presidential elections produces expected results. What does another Sisi term mean?

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Basilinna

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April 5, 2018

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As expected, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi secured a second term this past March, receiving 97 percent of the votes but with only 41% voter turn out. Expect to see continued focus on growing the economy, including eliminating government subsidies, opening new sectors to foreign investment, and job creation. On foreign affairs, close ties will continue with the United States and China.

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A closer look: How CFIUS really works

A closer look: How CFIUS really works

A closer look: How CFIUS really works

A closer look: How CFIUS really works

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Peter Stebbins

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February 7, 2018

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No sooner had the New Year been pronounced in Times Square than a pronouncement of a different sort was coming out of Washington: the high profile $1.2 billion purchase of MoneyGram by China’s Ant Financial had officially been stymied by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) – after three chances at bat.

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Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

Fighting China’s environmental war one building at a time

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Deborah Lehr

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September 16, 2015

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As China’s President Xi Jinping prepares for his visit to the United States, pressure is mounting on both sides to identify potential areas of cooperation amid ongoing contention. Yet, intractable issues dominate the agenda for the two Presidents - accusations of cybertheft, military aggressiveness in the South China Seas and currency manipulation are among the hot topics.

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