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Nov 2, 2010

Exhibition brings ancient Book of the Dead to life

LONDON — As self-help manuals go, the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead has certainly stood the test of time. For centuries, the 3,500-year-old guidebook offered Egyptians a step-by-step guide to the journey from this life to the next. It remains famous, if poorly understood — a spooky collection of arcane symbols, crocodile-jawed monsters and […]

Oct 4, 2010

Egypt and Russia telecom companies agree to merger

CAIRO — Russia’s VimpelCom Ltd and Weather Investments, the investment company headed by Egyptian telecom mogul Naguib Sawiris, said Monday they are merging to form what would become the world’s fifth largest mobile telecommunication service provider in a deal valued at over $6.5 billion. Under the agreement, VimpelCom, which is Russia’s second largest mobile phone […]

Sep 29, 2010

Egypt targets $10 billion in outsourcing exports

CAIRO — Egypt hopes to see a tenfold increase in exports from its growing outsourcing industry by 2020 and will boost its focus on information technology entrepreneurship and co-ownership of intellectual property, the country’s information technology minister said Wednesday. The new emphasis outlined by Tarek Kamel at an investment conference in Cairo offered a window […]

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