Tariff for electricity generated by renewable energy announced

Tariff for electricity generated by renewable energy announced

The cabinet’s economic committee has studied and revised the tariffs for electricity generated by renewable energy, Egypt’s Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker said on Saturday, announcing the awaited tariff. The tariff was divided into five segments, Shaker said, starting from 84.8 … read more



How much will Scotland’s referendum cost you?

Given the impending doom of a potentially independent Scotland, we have been getting a lot of questions about foreign exchange rates and the impacts of the Scottish referendum. We spoke to our favourite finance man, James, and asked him for … read more

Expat Services


Egypt’s power cuts will continue and here’s why…..

Egypt generates an estimated 27,000 megawatts of electricity each day. That sounds like a lot but if, like me, you continue to sit through regular power cuts – you will know it isn’t enough. Put simply, our power supply is … read more

Egypt Essentials


Swine Flu Factoids

Swine influenza, or flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that affects pigs. When the flu spreads person-to-person, instead of from animals to humans, it can continue to mutate, making it harder to treat or fight, because people have no natural … read more

Expat Essentials


Dog Theft On The Rise In Cairo

While not a new phenomenon, professional dog-napping is on the rise in Cairo.  Every dog is at risk but pure bred dogs are popular and as a result more valuable. Many dog thefts occur outside restaurants, shops, and from parked … read more

Expat Experts


Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Summer is here and that means heat!  It’s the time when we turn on the AC to beat the soaring temperatures Many of us use air conditioners but we can all save money by using them less.   And we can’t … read more