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NBE, BM, Banque du Caire to cover tourism companies’ expenses for Hajj

The National Bank of Egypt, Banque Misr, and Banque du Caire officials met with representatives of the Ministry of Tourism and the head of the religious tourism committee of the Egyptian Travel Agencies Association (ETAA). During the meeting, they agreed to have the three banks secure the needed Saudi riyals to cover the expenses of …

Hossam Mounir

FX reserves continue north, scoring $44.14bn end-May

The foreign exchange (FX) reserves balance at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) continued to rise during May 2018 to reach $44.14bn, up from $44.03bn at the end of April, rising by $110m. The level of foreign exchange reserves marks the highest ever in the history of the CBE. The level of reserves covers over …

Hossam Mounir

Deposits up EGP 65bn, loans rise EGP 23bn in January 2018: CBE

The volume of deposits at banks operating in the domestic market jumped in January 2018 to EGP 3.39tn from EGP 3.32tn in December 2017, an increase of EGP 65bn, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). In its recent report, the CBE said that total government deposits increased in January 2018 to about EGP …

Hossam Mounir

NBE, Visa launch second phase of NBE Pay

The National Bank of Egypt (NBE), in cooperation with Visa, plans to launch the second phase of NBE Pay services, which allows clients to make transfers using the NBE’s Visa cards, along with the services currently available within the first phase, including internet banking, paying school fees, and paying bills. According to Yehia Aboulfotouh, vice …

Daily News Egypt

CIB contributes to UNEP FI Banking Principles among 26 global banking institutions

Commercial International Bank-Egypt (CIB) participated in the first workshop organised by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) for the development of Banking Principles to include social and environmental responsibilities. These principles will be the first to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change, to …

Daily News Egypt

AlexBank signs EGP 50m protocol with Sawiris Foundation

The Bank of Alexandria (AlexBank) signed a protocol with Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) worth EGP 50m for supporting underprivileged children, to be contributed to equally by both entities. This came during their annual iftar event dedicated to homeless children, which was organised in cooperation with Samusocial International Egypt, under the auspices of the …

Hossam Mounir