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How can Egyptians reap fruits of economic reform?

Egypt embarked on a bold economic reform programme that included the pound flotation, a reduction in fuel and electricity subsidies, imposing taxes including the value-added tax (VAT), all with the aim of trimming the budget deficit.

Nihal Samir

IMF warns that currency devaluations will not fix a country’s economic problems

Monetary easing can help stimulate domestic demand, which in turn benefits other countries by increasing demand for their goods. The concern, however, is that monetary easing also weakens a country’s exchange rate, making exports more competitive and reducing demand for other countries’ imports as they become more expensive—a phenomenon known as expenditure switching

Gustavo Adler

Egypt reaps rewards of structural reforms: OBG

Noteworthy, Egypt has been implementing economic reforms as part of a $12bn three-year programme agreed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in November 2016, including the cuts to energy subsidies and pound floatation, as well as the introduction of the value-added tax.

Nihal Samir

IMF’s mission to conclude by new subsidy cut, no taxes, job creation

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) delegation has arrived in Cairo on Monday to conduct the sixth and final review before disbursing the last $2bn tranche of a $12bn extended fund facility. The visit lasts for 10 days, in which the IMF’s delegation will hold meetings with the leaders of the ministry of finance to discuss …

Shaimaa Al-Aees