Bahgat stressed the importance of the Chinese market as one of the most promising tourism markets
The bank lowered its deposit rate to 15.75% from 16.75 and its lending rate to 16.75% from 17.75
485 MPs of the 596-seat assembly voted in favour of the changes
Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Petronas and IEOC among the firms to secure exploration rights in 12 concessions
The dollar was selling for 70 Sudanese pounds
The gas producer reported one-off non-cash impairments of $187mln for its Zora field and $59mln for its fields in Egypt
Bouteflika had named Lahbiri to the post in June 2018, replacing Abdelghani Hamel, who had been in the post for eight years and was also fired without reasons provided.
Egypt's Arabia Cotton jumps on higher H1 results
The plant is due to start production in the first half of 2020
Officials say Libya is now in final talks to award a U.S. firm a $1.5 billion deal to set up a "mega port"