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Egypt is committed to fiscal consolidation and economic reform plan: Fitch

Egypt’s new budget and lower electricity and fuel subsidies demonstrate a continued commitment to fiscal consolidation and economic reform, backed by the country’s IMF loan programme, Fitch Ratings said in a recent note. “Narrowing the fiscal deficit supports Egypt’s sovereign credit profile, but significantly reducing the public debt ratio is a multi-year task,” the note …

Elsayed Solyman

Egypt rebalancing continues, yet challenging year lies ahead: Fitch

“The rising levels of foreign exchange (FX) reserves, a return of private capital inflows, and appreciation of currency, marks the progress in Egypt’s gradual external rebalancing in early 2017. Further fiscal consolidation in addition to external rebalancing would lay the groundwork for a broader-based improvement in sovereign credit metrics in 2018,” said Fitch Ratings in …

Mohamed Samir

A survey of western opinion on Egypt’s plans for reform

Egypt’s current economic troubles and reform efforts have been the main topic of discussion in a slew of articles recently, many of which pin the blame on the country’s ruling regime, such as Bloomberg’s “Egypt’s Failing Economy is Sisi’s Fault”. The government, however, is not only battling against the challenges of the present, but also …

Nicholas Mehling

Moody’s AFP

Upgrading Egypt’s economic outlook stimulus for investments, growth rate

Since the 25 January Revolution, Egypt’s economic outlook was downgraded several times by international credit rating agencies. The downgrades came about due to violence and political instability, which took a massive toll on investments and foreign reserves. In the wake of calls for protests on 30 June, Egypt’s economy saw a credit ratings cut on 21 …

Hend El-Behary

Egypt in the eyes of international rating agencies

Fitch In January, Fitch Rating Agency restored Egypt’s outlook to stable for the first time since it was downgraded to negative nearly three years ago. This reflects an improvement in an economy hammered by years of violence and political instability that had a massive toll on foreign reserves and many industries. The ratings firm, however, …

Dahlia Kholaif

EMEA Oil & Gas winners and losers in Ukraine crisis: Fitch

Reuters – Fitch Ratings says BG Energy Holdings Ltd, BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Total SA are among the rated oil and gas companies in EMEA that stand to gain from a potential shift in EU countries’ energy links with Russia over time, while OAO Gazprom and NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, are most …

Daily News Egypt

Post-Morsi economy: bullish or bearish?

Many domestic businessmen, however, disagree; a number have already expressed optimism since the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July, citing a mostly-gaining stock exchange benchmark index, a slight increase in the value of the local currency, and an influx of foreign aid.

Hend El-Behary

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