Company in Egypt

  • Africa: Expanded Engagement for Caterpillar - Boosting Sales & Alleviating Poverty

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/16 A strong signal of growing business engagement with Africa by large U.S. corporations was the announcement last September by Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman of plans to invest over $1 billion in Africa over the next five years. Caterpillar is not a new-comer, having begun doing business on the continent in 1926. At last month's U.S.-Africa Business Summit in Washington, DC, David Picard, Caterpillar's regional manager for Africa and the Middle East, described some of the steps that have been taken since last year's announcement. He as well talked about the challenges and opportunities he sees, inclunding Nigeria, where the company has operated since 1948. He was interviewed by AllAfrica's Noluthando Crockett-Ntonga and Ladi Olorunyomi from Premium Times in Nigeria. The interview has been edited for clarity and length.
  • EFG Hermes is targeting wealthy African investors

    EGYPT, 2013/04/10 Egyptian investment bank, EFG Hermes, is targeting wealthy African investors. 2012 was a dramatic year for EFG Hermes, the Cairo based investment bank with a market capitalisation of around $800 million. The ructions of the Arab Spring, particularly severe in its Egyptian home turf, caused the company’s gain to fall sharply.