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Annual headline Inflation rose to 2.7% from 2.4% in October
CBE under Amer succeeded in managing the files of monetary policy and exchange market, which reflected positively on the performance of the national economy as a whole, say bankers
CBE accepts $1.56bn worth offers from 33 investors with interests ranging between 3.55-3.6%
Government, investors, and EGX are the most beneficiaries from the decision, while bank depositors are the most harmed
It’s the highest foreign exchange reserves in Egypt’s history, covering more than eight months of commodity imports.
Banks issued 3.5m Meeza cards until end-October, says CBE Deputy Governor
Egypt’s imports scored $66.529bn, while exports reached $28.495bn between July 2018 and June 2019
Experts argue security stability is key behind hike in tourism, Sultan forecast sector to achieve $15bn by FY-end
Private sector receives 60.3% of total facilities, industry at the forefront of beneficiaries, says CBE
BOP records 0.1bn deficits, oil trade balance records $8.1m surplus, FDI net inflows decrease by $1.8bn to $5.9bn
Abulnaga ruled out the impact of interest rate cut on foreign investments in Egyptian debt
This came during the event organised on Monday by the British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA), entitled “Digital assets and artificial intelligence”. The Egyptian now use Meeza cards to receive pensions, salaries, and even subsidies later on, she added.
Most cuts were limited to variable return certificates
Banks will begin Sunday to discuss the fate of interest on their CDs, deposits, and loans
This is the second interest cut in a row following the 150 basis point on 22 August, and the third in 2019.
MPC ecided at its meeting on 22 August 2019 to reduce the interest rate by 150 basis points for overnight lending, overnight deposit, and CBE’s main operation, to settle at 14.25%, 15.25%, and 14.75% respectively.
Meetings discuss latest economic, financial, monetary developments, banking supervision, financial stability, inclusiveness, and modern financial technologies, according to AMF
Largest ten banks in Egypt hold more than 81% of credit and debit cards
The CBE said in a recent report that these debts include $21bn of interest on paid loans and $5bn of debt services.
Yield on T-bills on Sunday’s auction dropped by 0.75-1.5%
Government welcomes decision, investment banks forecast further cuts by end-2019, depositors are most affected,
Experts forecasts further cut before end-2019, debt instruments remain attractive
CBE set accepted yield minimum at 1.4%, maximum at 1.5%, average at 1.49%
Future interest rate cuts to ease government’s debt service burden, say economic experts
Deposits up by EGP 1bn only as non-governmental deposits drop
The state’s household debt to the GDP slightly decreased to 7.2% in Q1 of 2019, compared to 7.4% in the same period of 2018, the report added.
Direction of capital flows depends on outlook for economic activity rate of growth, development of global trade tensions
Research note affirms strong expectations of interest rate cut by 100 bps in September or November
Bank accounts for 7.82% of loans, 5.17% of deposits in Egyptian banks by end-March 2019
Investment bank expects inflation to temper at 13.3% in Q3 of 2019