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We aim to reduce government investment as a share of GDP: El-Araby

Minister of Planning Ashraf El-Araby said that the government aims to reduce government investment as a share of the gross domestic product (GDP) within its plan to control government spending and tackle the budget deficit. The government’s investment allocations amounts to EGP 150bn (equivalent to 4.4% of GDP) in the budget of the current fiscal year (FY), compared …

Daily News Egypt

How should the government pace its reforms after the IMF loan approval?

On 11 November, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a $12bn three-year extended fund facility for Egypt, in support of the government’s economic reform programme. Ever since negotiations with the IMF started, the government has implemented a number of economic reforms, including passing the civil service and value-added tax laws, floating …

Hisham Salah

Saudi Fund for Development allocates EGP 1.4 billion to finance 3 projects in Egypt

The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed three concessional loan agreements with the Egyptian Government. The agreements were signed on Monday 3rd 2012, in Cairo, by the Egyptian Minster of Planning and International Cooperation, Ashraf Al-Araby, and SFD Vice President and Managing Director, Yousef Al-Bassam. As per the first agreement, SFD grants Egypt  EGP 547 million, in a  concessional development …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

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