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Egypt’s economic growth to record 5.5% in 2019: IMF

Washington, DC – Egyptian economy will grow by 5.5% this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) April 2019, unchanged from its expectations in October 2018. Further, the IMF expected that the country’s economic growth will reach 5.9% in 2020. However, Egypt’s economic growth forecast was estimated at 6% in …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Africa on path towards resolving economic challenges

It is estimated that by 2030, one in five people will be African. Given the continent’s population size, Africa’s labour force has the potential to prompt the global growth for decades. However, in order to do that, Africans must implement the necessary reforms today. As its population matures, governments, institutions, and organisations need to help …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Agility (part 2)

In the previous article, we looked how important it is for Egypt to have an economy that is resilient to external and internal shocks without unnecessarily constraining the change, innovation, openness, and flexibility necessary to create a sustainable growth. The challenge for policymakers is to find the right balance; and to help them do this, …

Richard Banks