7pm News Wrapup April 17

Different governorates are finalizing preparations before the presidential elections on May 26 and 27.


All Muslim Brotherhood associations whose assets had been seized by the government will not be allowed to monitor the presidential election.

Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is set to make several media appearances following the announcement of the final list of candidates.

The campaign of the founder of the Popular Current Hamdeen Sabbahi has collected 25,000 endorsements.


Investments in a high-speed train in Egypt reached 7.3 billion euros.

The Egyptian economy has proven to be resilient and investors have achieved profits and higher growth rates than the other markets they deal with, said the Minister of Industry.

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) is scheduled to auction 5.5 billion EGP in treasury bills on behalf of the Ministry of Finance.


An ancient Egyptian tomb was accidentally discovered on Thursday when sanitation workers were fixing a sewage pipeline in Giza.

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