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Dollar breaks EGP 17, driven by shortage at banks 

The US dollar exchange rate to the pound exceeded EGP 17.5 on Tuesday, marking its highest level over the past two weeks. The depreciation comes as demand builds up to cover importation, leaving banks with a shortage. The greenback began a wave of strengthening again since last week, continuing its movement upwards to reach EGP …

Hossam Mounir

Egyptian pound’s value drops by 98% since 1979

According to data collected from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Bloomberg, and Beltone research, the Egyptian pound lost a lot of its value during the past four decades. Since 1979, the pound has lost approximately 98% of its value. Now, the pound can buy only 2% of what it could back in 1979, and is …

Hisham Salah

Exports increased after Egyptian pound’s flotation: Minister of Industry and Trade 

Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Kabil said that the flotation of the Egyptian pound has helped promote the country’s exports and limit its imports, according to a statement issued by Beltone Financial on Wednesday. Kabil added during Beltone Financial’s “Africa’s Era, Egypt’s Moment” conference, which is currently being held, that “the 2011 revolution impacted …

Hisham Salah