Features

Menna A. Farouk

Menna A. Farouk is a Cairo-based reporter. She has contributed to several international news organizations, including Deutsche Welle, Al-Monitor and Global Voices.

  • Construction Costs to Further Escalate On Fuel Price Hikes
    Financial

    Construction Costs to Further Escalate On Fuel Price Hikes

    Monday, 14th August 2017
    Egypt’s construction costs are to see a further increase after the government hiked fuel prices by up to 50% in order to help meet the terms of a USD 12 bn IMF loan deal, real estate developers and contractors anticipate. Invest-Gate explores the effects of the government’s recent decision to increase fuel prices on Egypt’s real estate market
  • New El- Alamein City Turns Heads As Egypt’s New Riviera
    Tourism Investment

    New El- Alamein City Turns Heads As Egypt’s New Riviera

    Tuesday, 18th July 2017
    On the north-western coast of Egypt near the Marsa Matrouh governorate, workers are racing against time to complete the first phase of a new multi-million-dollar eco-city under development to become Egypt’s “new Riviera”. Invest-Gate pays this promising destination a visit
  • SwanLake North Coast: Where Summer Memories Are Waiting to Happen
    Tourism Residential

    SwanLake North Coast: Where Summer Memories Are Waiting to Happen

    Wednesday, 12th July 2017
    Picture the breathtaking luxury of the Far East a few hours away from home, an exclusive community where your family will unwind in the privacy of like-minded neighbors and friends. This is the promise of SwanLake North Coast, a luxurious new beach destination in Egypt to rival any world-class resort.
  • Real Estate Funds To Uplift Egypt’s Property Market
    Financial Investment

    Real Estate Funds To Uplift Egypt’s Property Market

    Sunday, 2nd July 2017
    Real estate experts believe that the launch of real estate investment funds in Egypt will encourage more individuals and developers to invest in Egypt’s property market, especially amid rising prices of residential units and the declining funding capacity of the banks. Invest-Gate explores the existing real estate investment funds in Egypt and their impact on the market.
  • Residency-For-Property Law To Enrich The Market
    Investment

    Residency-For-Property Law To Enrich The Market

    Tuesday, 13th June 2017
    Egypt's economists and real estate experts cheer for the latest a one-year residency program and expect it to boost the national economy and the country’s real estate industry. Invest-Gate explores more of this newly drafted law and how it should serve the real estate sector.
  • Russian Developers Giving Push to SCZone with New Major Industrial Park
    Investment

    Russian Developers Giving Push to SCZone with New Major Industrial Park

    Saturday, 13th May 2017
    Russian developers are planning to give a major push to Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone by clinching an agreement with the Egyptian government this month, May 2017, paving the way for starting major projects, including the assembly of Russian trucks, cars, agricultural tractors, construction equipment, furniture making, concrete products and chemicals. Invest-Gate digs deep into the projects to be carried out in Russia’s new industrial zone in the Suez Canal
  • Egypt’s Real Estate Hurts from Rising Costs
    Residential

    Egypt’s Real Estate Hurts from Rising Costs

    Monday, 10th April 2017
    Egypt’s real estate market is at a crossroads with construction costs exponentially increasing, sending shockwaves among the country’s real estate developers and contractors. Invest-Gate explores...
  • Upper Egypt Seen ‘Promising’ Amid Major Developments
    Investment

    Upper Egypt Seen ‘Promising’ Amid Major Developments

    Thursday, 23rd March 2017
    Egyptian government officials and real estate experts assert that the country’s southern governorates can be very promising for businesspeople interested in the building materials sector as major construction projects are now underway in such areas. Invest-Gate sheds light on developments in Beni Sueif in Upper Egypt
  • Baconin: Egypt’s Construction Sector Has Great Potential
    Interviews

    Baconin: Egypt’s Construction Sector Has Great Potential

    Sunday, 19th March 2017
    At BATIMAT, the originally French major building materials conference held in Cairo on March 9-11 with a total of 32 French companies taking part, Invest-Gate spoke to head of the French Economic Mission H.E Jerome Baconin, who expressed his optimism on the nationwide construction sector outlook.
  • Egypt May Fortune from Property Tax, But System Still in Limbo
    Residential

    Egypt May Fortune from Property Tax, But System Still in Limbo

    Sunday, 12th March 2017
    Egypt may fortune from its property tax, but analysts say that the anticipated reform must first weather a crumbled taxation system that fails in the collection process. Invest-Gate looks into the effects of Egypt’s property tax law
  • Investors Optimistic About Egypt’s Construction Outlook
    Investment

    Investors Optimistic About Egypt’s Construction Outlook

    Sunday, 12th March 2017
    Local and foreign investors seem optimistic about Egypt’s construction outlook as the government is taking a raft of economic reform measures and moving ahead with major housing projects. Invest-Gate explores