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This week in Really Useful Resources you will:

• Learn about doing business in Egypt
• Keep up to date with Chinese commercial law in English at LegalStudio
• Find out who is banned from doing business with the U.S. on the BIS Denied Persons List

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Re-Launching "Old" Businesses in "New" Egypt

About one week ago a delegation of fifty heads of major U.S. companies (Citi Group, Coca-Cola, Apache, Exxon Mobile ....) visited Egypt for talks with Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, Trade Minister Samir El-Sayyad and Finance Minister Samir Radwa to discuss new investment opportunities in a country that is experiencing profound political, economic and social upheaval and change. At these meetings, the Apache Group announced it would invest $1 billion in the Egyptian market, especially in the construction of oil wells.

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The CEO of Citi Group, meanwhile, spoke of the immense investment opportunities in the banking sector. Another consequence of the democratic transition that took place in the country is a tremendous decrease in tourism, an industry vital to the Egyptian economy with 10% of GDP. There are many opportunities for private companies who want to help revive the sector.

The political revolution that took place in the country has created great uncertainty about the economy. Indeed, the country has a deficit of around 20 billion U.S. dollars. In a recent speech on the Middle East, President Obama announced several measures to support the Egyptian economy, including the conversion of $1 billion in Egyptian debt investments and loan guarantees of up to 1 billion dollars. Other countries and international organizations have also announced programs of loans and grants for investment programs in Egypt.

As part of its democratic transformation, Egypt must reset its economic priorities. However, funding reforms will be impossible without investment partnerships with foreign companies. The World Bank recently reported that, according to its forecasts, the Egyptian economy is expected to increase from 2012 and show a growth rate of around 5% in 2013. This is an additional argument in favor of investors who will, now, settle or relocate in the Egyptian market.

Connect with key Egyptian leaders including Ministers, business CEOs and entrepreneurs during the Egypt: Forward Forum on June 27-28 in Washington, DC . These senior level delegates will present projects and procurements that offer the best opportunities for U.S. firms in the energy, ICT, transportation, and agribusiness sectors. For more information and registration:

For more information about the country:
Business Today Egypt
The US Commercial Service's Egypt Country Commercial Guide
FITA's country profile of Egypt

To help you do business in Egypt:
Egypreneur which includes the Egyptian entrepreneurs
The site of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt
American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Global Trade "International Trade Channel" Egypt

And take a look at FITA’s country profiles for 90 countries.


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