Features

Fatma Khaled

An aspiring journalist always seeking to deliver the best of everyday's news. I am a very enthusiastic Egyptian who is committed to journalism and what I could give as a journalist/ writer through reporting on business and political news.

  • North Coast Continuously Achieves Remarkable Commercial Growth
    Investment Overview

    North Coast Continuously Achieves Remarkable Commercial Growth

    Wednesday, 12th July 2017
    While the North Coast attracts heavy volumes of Egyptian clientele every summer, particularly with the ongoing growth in commercial activities, a lot of these types of projects might not be attractive to foreign tourists. Invest-Gate explores the transformation of commercial activities in the North Coast and reveals the recent market trends based on expert opinion
  • Egypt’s Vast Museums Across Cairo Renovated to Boost Tourism
    Tourism

    Egypt’s Vast Museums Across Cairo Renovated to Boost Tourism

    Monday, 19th June 2017
    As the world awaits the completion of the Grand Egyptian Museum this year, spanning an area of 117 feddans near the pyramids and hosting artifacts belonging to the vast Egyptian civilizations (some have never been revealed to the world before), Egypt is determined to boost tourism and upgrade its services, renovating many of Cairo’s historical sights. Invest-Gate is pleased to take you on a tour across the capital to explore its best and most unique historical monuments.
  • Egypt’s Young Architects Seek to Turn Construction Industry Green
    Residential Commercial

    Egypt’s Young Architects Seek to Turn Construction Industry Green

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017
    Egyptian young architects are coming up with smart solutions and innovative ideas to modernize today’s construction sector and turn the country’s industry green. Some of those architects gathered at the BATIMAT and Projects Summit 2017 exhibitions earlier in March 2017 to reveal their contributions towards creating a green construction sector. Invest-Gate highlights the modern environment friendly techniques in construction nowadays
  • UN Prosperity Index to contribute to launching ‘Prosperous’ Egypt
  • Alexandria Accelerates towards Sustainability in 2032
    Overview

    Alexandria Accelerates towards Sustainability in 2032

    Monday, 10th April 2017
    The world today continues to advance through urban development in several countries by applying imaginative solutions to turn disadvantaged areas into more habitable, smart urban living communities suitable for citizens. In line with this trend, Egypt attempts to make Alexandria a more sustainable area.
  • NUCA’s Strategic Plans to Prosper in 2017
    Interviews

    NUCA’s Strategic Plans to Prosper in 2017

    Sunday, 5th March 2017
    In efforts to meet the demand of today’s Egyptian communities, the Egyptian government is taking the lead in launching projects to redistribute over-populated communities through urban development.
  • Compensation Law to Redeem Contractors’ FX Losses
    Financial

    Compensation Law to Redeem Contractors’ FX Losses

    Monday, 13th February 2017
    As the prices of construction materials spiked by 40% amid the challenging economic conditions that defined the past months following the float of the EGP, costs of building rapidly increased, leading to the need for legislation compensating contractors as FX losses magnified. Invest-Gate looks into the newly-drafted Compensation Law.
  • Bait Al Watan Targets Egyptian Expats for Economic Recovery
    Investment

    Bait Al Watan Targets Egyptian Expats for Economic Recovery

    Wednesday, 1st February 2017
    The government's project, Bait Al Watan, targeting Egyptians living abroad and aiming to raise USD 15 bn within four years, is yet another attempt to raise foreign currency and reduce the state budget deficit.
  • Egypt Leaps to Sustainable New Cities
    Residential

    Egypt Leaps to Sustainable New Cities

    Monday, 23rd January 2017
    With the country's ongoing urban developments, the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Development along with New Urban Communities Authority seek to provide clean energy sources along the way to reach the vision 'Egypt 2030'. Invest-Gate investigates
  • Rhodes: In 2017, The Egyptian Market Will Be Interesting
    Interviews

    Rhodes: In 2017, The Egyptian Market Will Be Interesting

    Wednesday, 18th January 2017
    With Egypt gearing up for the inauguration of Cityscape, the annual international real estate exhibition, end of March, Invest-Gate goes one-on-one with Cityscape Global Exhibition Director Tom Rhodes
  • Amid Economic Difficulty, Real Estate Chamber Lobbies to Bail Out Sector
    Financial

    Amid Economic Difficulty, Real Estate Chamber Lobbies to Bail Out Sector

    Thursday, 5th January 2017
    Struck by the triple blow of the recent pound flotation, the value-added tax, and increasing customs tariffs, the real estate sector, like many others, has recently been teetering on a thin precipice between its previously buoyant performance and a potential bubble. In efforts to build a collective front, the recently-established Real Estate Development Chamber has been lobbying the government for facilitations and incentives, in the face of stringent economic reform.
  • Steps Toward Sustainability
    Overview

    Steps Toward Sustainability

    Thursday, 22nd December 2016
    As nations increasingly take steps to attempt to mitigate the harmful effects of modern construction and industry on the environment, while also meeting the demand for advanced housing, Egypt has largely been lagging behind in terms of introducing environmentally friendly and sustainable approaches and projects.
  • The People vs the Zamalek Metro
    Residential

    The People vs the Zamalek Metro

    Wednesday, 14th December 2016
    As plans for upcoming metro expansions come underway, a long-protracted dispute over the building of a metro station on the upscale residential island of Zamalek have been met with much opposition, with different versions of the story arising. How will the new metro affect livelihood amid the relative calm of the leafy-green residential district?
  • PPP Projects: A Way Out for Egypt’s Economy?
    Interviews Investment

    PPP Projects: A Way Out for Egypt’s Economy?

    Saturday, 19th November 2016
    Invest-Gate spoke to Atter Hannoura, Director of the PPP Central Unit at the Ministry of Finance, about the projects conducted through the unit, as well as challenges, future projects and economic factors that jeopardize these projects, and methods to attract investors from the private sector.
  • The Mortgage Finance Fund and Bridging Egypt’s Housing Gap
    Financial Residential

    The Mortgage Finance Fund and Bridging Egypt’s Housing Gap

    Tuesday, 8th November 2016
    Established in 2003, Egypt's Mortgage Finance Fund, headed by Mai Abdel Hamid, has long sought to provide funding options for low- and middle-income Egyptians, in a market that is saturated by upscale property developments and largely lacking in financing options. But are the efforts exerted by the fund sufficient to meet an ever-growing housing gap?
  • Real Estate Debate Tackles Main Concerns Affecting Industry
    Overview

    Real Estate Debate Tackles Main Concerns Affecting Industry

    Tuesday, 1st November 2016
    During a press conference dubbed ‘The Real Estate Debate’ held on Sunday, government officials, and industry experts gathered to discuss the major upcoming opportunities and challenges in the real estate industry, in particular highlighting the role of the New Urban Communities Authority and public-private partnership projects.
  • The Evolution of the Old Rental Law
    Residential

    The Evolution of the Old Rental Law

    Tuesday, 18th October 2016
    In light of the housing gap in Egypt, citizens have increasingly resorted to renting residential units instead of owning, and one advantageous arrangement for citizens is renting according to the Old Rental Law. However, with some units renting out for as little as EGP 10 a month, what is the larger cost of renting according to this law?
  • Is Egypt’s Retail Sector a Sound Investment Opportunity?
    Investment Commercial

    Is Egypt’s Retail Sector a Sound Investment Opportunity?

    Sunday, 9th October 2016
    As the Egyptian population continues to rise, more investment opportunities present themselves in the country, providing ample variety and potential for successful investments. One such opportunity is the retail sector; where Egypt is considered a growing hub for retail ventures, having recorded dynamic sales growth within the past few years.
  • What Happened in New Obour City?
    Overview

    What Happened in New Obour City?

    Tuesday, 27th September 2016
    In efforts to expand the reach of urban landscape, moving away from the congested banks of the Nile, the government has launched numerous new cities, including New Obour City.
  • 7 Essentials to Consider before Buying a Commercial Property
    Investment Commercial

    7 Essentials to Consider before Buying a Commercial Property

    Thursday, 1st September 2016
    Despite the economic instability over the past few years. post-revolutionary Egypt remains, in economic terms, a strategic area in the region filled with resources worthy of investing in. Several businesses have chosen to expand, locals and foreigners are further boosting projects across the country, and the real estate market in Egypt has been dubbed by experts as safe haven for investments that is welcoming to new opportunities and investment methods.
  • To Buy or to Rent Office Space?
    Investment Commercial

    To Buy or to Rent Office Space?

    Tuesday, 23rd August 2016
    For business investors, several factors both command and restrict the decisions they make, and oftentimes, selecting the right working space can be a make-or-break decision. Various elements figure into the question, and the decision as to whether to buy or rent office space is a major one, in terms of financials, investment prospects, and flexibility.
  • Why Invest in Income Property?
    Financial Commercial

    Why Invest in Income Property?

    Tuesday, 9th August 2016
    Despite the instability of the Egyptian market over the past few years, it has become common knowledge that one market has withstood the repeated economic shocks and has managed to flourish against the overarching downwards current.