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HC expects CBE to keep interest rates unchanged in upcoming meeting

Chief economist and banking analyst at HC, Monette Doss said, “Despite this, we expect the CBE to keep interest rates unchanged during its upcoming meeting before resuming monetary easing in its April meeting. Our expectation is based on (1) the drop in Egypt’s foreign currency deposits not included in net international reserves (NIR) to $4.41bn in January from $7.57bn in December going below its 2-year low of $5.20bn in January 2019

Hossam Mounir

HC expects CBE to cut rates in upcoming meeting

Economist and banking analyst for HC, Monette Doss said, “Annual December inflation accelerated to current levels due to unfavorable base effect, while monthly inflation declined for the second consecutive month driven by decreasing food prices as the government continues to make efforts avoiding possible supply shocks and ensuring the availability of basic food items at reduced prices

Hossam Mounir