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Egypt’s IMF programme to support fiscal, external positions: Moody’s

While Egypt’s IMF programme will support gradual improvements to the country’s fiscal and external position, its social and economic costs risk slowing the pace of fiscal reform, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report on Wednesday. “The implementation of the targets of the IMF programme—including reductions in fiscal deficits and government debt levels, as well …

Hisham Salah

devil inflation

FX is not only indicator for assessing economy: Arqam Capital

Most of the foreign exchange (FX) flows to banks are being directed to alleviating longstanding pressure on the corporate and household sectors to spur economic activity and reduce inflationary pressures, while meeting the demands of foreign companies and investors for repatriation. According to Arqam Capital’s report “The Devil in the FX” published in February, the …

Mohamed Samir

by asmaa gamal

The government’s economy and the people’s economy

It is now clear, as time goes by, that we are talking to, criticising, and offering solutions to an unworthy government that unfortunately treats us the way an Egyptian employee deals with Egyptians. Of course, I do not have to explain to you how Egyptian employees function in Egypt. This shows how the government is …

Abdallah Al-Moghazy

2-1 GDP at MER rankings (at constant 2016 US$bn)

Egypt will surpass Canada’s and Italy’s economies by 2050: PwC

A report by the economics and policy team of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), one of the world’s largest multi-national professional services firms, predicted that Egypt’s economy will surpass Canada’s by 2050. “By 2050, emerging economies such as Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico are likely to be larger than the UK and France, while Pakistan and Egypt could overtake …

Farida Ismail

Sherif Rizq

Political complexities

The local and international relations between different political forces are always controlled by power centres. States are no longer the only international political entities; today, large corporations and international non-governmental organisations—usually backed by powerful countries—also have international influence because of their huge financial capabilities, some of which easily exceed numerous countries’ budgets and GDPs. This …

Sherif Rizq


Egyptian economy is gaining momentum: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

With the trade in Egyptian Treasury bills (T-bills) gaining ground, the witnessed drop in T-bill yields at auctions is an indication of the increasing foreign investor participation and is providing support to the USD/EGP trade with a better tone, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s February insight report. The report cites the unofficial announcement …

Mohamed Samir

inflation , market (5)

Annual rate of inflation hikes by 29.6%, monthly by 4.3%: CAPMAS

The annual rate of inflation hiked to 29.6% in January compared to January 2016. The rate had previously stood at an annual inflation rate of 24.3% during December 2016, according to the monthly report issued by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The monthly rate recorded an increase of 4.3%, which was …

Hisham Salah

Asset management company Beltone Financial will be managing a EGP 100m investment fund for Misr Insurance Holding Company.(Photo from Beltone Financial)

Beltone delineates Egypt’s economy over the coming 5 years

Beltone Financial issued its annual report covering the Egyptian economy, titled “the Great Recovery.” The report gave an overview of its forecasts for growth rates, budget deficit, performance of economic sectors, government plans to cut subsidy, flotation impact on the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX), and the expected exchange rate over the coming years. Beltone amended …

Daily News Egypt

Moataz Bellah Abdel-Fattah

Egypt’s economy over 6 years

There are three variables in any economy which need to be reduced: inflation, unemployment, and debt; and three others which must be increased, including investment, growth, and export. There are also some intermediate variables that contribute to achieve those six goals, such as increasing the savings which help boosting investment and fighting poverty through reducing …

Moataz Bellah Abdel-Fattah

Abdallah Al-Moghazy

Tough choices

At a time in which the Egyptian people are wondering where the Egyptian government is, what is the parliament doing to control the markets, and who will save them from these crazy prices? While no one is answering these questions, and no one is thinking of the people amidst all our current crises, we were …

Abdallah Al-Moghazy