Posts Tagged ‘Media’

Egypt’s new president faces lengthy economic agenda

The Media Line Staff Cairo, Egypt David Rosenberg (The Medi – Egypt’s new president, Mohamed Morsi, could take some pleasure in seeing the Egyptian Stock Exchange rise in the days after the news of his election victory became known. The Egyptian Stock Exchange posted a power rally, with its EGX 30 index tacking on 11 […]

Meet the Media Companies Lobbying Against Transparency

News organizations cultivate a reputation for demanding transparency, whether by suing for access to government documents, dispatching camera crews to the doorsteps of recalcitrant politicians, or editorializing in favor of open government. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Algeria: Ripe for rebellion, but wary too

The Media Line Staff Algiers, Algeria David Rosenberg / The Med – Tunisia and Libya – respectively, the cradle of the Arab Spring and the site of its worst carnage – are right next door. At home, unemployment is high, opportunities for advancement are small, and political and economic change is progressing slowly. Islamists have […]

Palestine Exchange to list its own shares

The Media Line Staff Palestinian Territory David Rosenberg / The Med – The Palestine Exchange (PEX), which makes a market for shares in 46 local companies with a combined market capitalization of $ 2.9 billion, is on its way to becoming a publicly traded stock itself. Shares in the PEX will begin trading on the […]

Plunging Foreign Reserves Pose New Threat to Egypt

The Media Line Staff Cairo, Egypt (The Media Line) – Egypt’s political and economic clocks are running on dangerously different speeds: While Egyptians make repeat visits to the polls over the next three months to elect a new government and debate the future of their country under Islamist rule, the country’s foreign currency reserves are […]

Notorious Al-Saraya becomes holiday-time mall

The Media Line Staff Gaza City, Palestinian Territory (Omar Ghraieb The Media L – The Al-Saraya compound has been at the center of life in the Gaza Strip for nearly a century, mostly as the headquarters for whoever was in power, a prison for those who opposed them and occasionally as a military target. Now, […]

Is the Arab world poised for a growth spurt?

The Media Line Staff Cairo, Egypt David Rosenberg / The Med – The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) could enjoy a period of rapid economic growth if the countries of the region seize on the Arab Spring upheavals to undertake political and economic reforms, a report by London-based Capital Economics says. The Arab world […]

In UAE, healthy eating catches on bite at a time

The Media Line Staff Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates David Rosenberg / The Med – Healthier eating is gradually making its way on to the table and into the stomachs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – and the faster the better. In spite of accessible health care and vast improvements in infant mortality or […]

CBC, Bell Media join forces to bid for Olympics

The CBC is back in the Olympic business. Jeffrey Orridge, executive director of sports properties for the CBC, announced Friday that CBC/Radio Canada will form a consortium with Bell Media to bid on the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games. View full post on Canada Business Stories

EU farm-product ban adds to Egypt’s woes

The Media Line Staff Cairo, Egypt David Rosenberg – Egypt’s economy, whose main exports have been battered by strikes and political uncertainty, took another blow this week after the European Union blamed a deadly outbreak of E. coli infections on Egyptian fenugreek seeds and imposed a temporary ban on some of the country’s farm exports. […]