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Parliament approves EGP 70.3bn additional allocations for current FY budget

The Egyptian Parliament approved on Sunday the draft law submitted by the government for additional allocations worth EGP 70.3bn for the current fiscal year (FY) 2017/2018. The bill stipulates that these additional allocations will be distributed as a EGP 57bn increase in the interest section of the state budget to meet the increase in the …

Nihal Samir

Parliament approves FY 2018/2019 budget

The Egyptian Parliament approved on Tuesday the fiscal year 2017/2018 general budget with a total expenditure of up to EGP 1.4tn and expected revenues of EGP 938bn. The budget deficit reached 8.4%, while the growth rate stood at 5.8%, driven by new employment opportunities provided by private sector investments, amounting to about 850,000 jobs. MP …


Egypt targets 4% deficit by 2022: El-Garhy

Egypt’s Minister of Finance Amr El-Garhy said that his ministry aims to reduce the budget deficit to 4% by 2022, while continuing the economic reform programme, according to state-owned Middle East News Agency. El-Garhy’s statement came on the sidelines of the launch event of the “system of tax returns, discount, and collection, with the activation …

Mohamed Samir

Budget deficit records 2% in Q1 FY 2017/2018 

The total deficit of the Egyptian public budget during the first quarter (Q1) of the current fiscal year (FY) dropped to 2% of the GDP, reaching EGP 85.3bn, down 2.2% from EGP 76.8bn in the same period of the previous FY, according to the Ministry of Finance. According to the ministry, the deficit declined due …

Ahmed Ismail

Egypt’s budget deficit drops 1.6% in FY 2016/17

“Egypt`s budget deficit dropped to 10.9% of GDP instead of 12.5% during the past fiscal year (FY), which ended in 30 June, and the annual economic growth rate increased to 4.1%, which is above the expected rate,” said Alaa Youssef, the presidential spokesperson. Youssef said that the real GDP growth for different sectors rose this …

Nihal Mounir