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The Economist: Egypt third most indebted nation in the world

By Hend El-Behary Egypt is the third most indebted country in the world, according to the Economist magazine. Egyptian public debt currently stands at US$206.999 billion, which amounts to 82 per cent of GDP. The current economic status could drive Egypt into full financial crisis, the magazine reported. Spain and Greece were the first equal …

Daily News Egypt

Turkey bolsters Egypt’s coffers

The Turkish government has agreed to inject US two billion into Egypt’s ailing economy following the visit of an Egyptian delegation to Istanbul for the purpose of strengthening Turkish-Egyptian economic ties. The government’s quest to bridge the state budget deficit and promote economic growth was recently manifested by a request to increase the proposed International …

Islam Serour

Review: columnists observe Morsy’s attitude, IMF loan, and Coptic community

Egyptian opinion writers have explored a variety of topics that relate to President Morsy’s surprising moves, starting from his first trip to Saudi, to his latest in Iran. Many columnists continue to dissect Egypt’s internal platform with regards to the growing fears of the Coptic community in the country. Others criticise the acceptance of the …

Daily News Egypt

Debate over IMF loan persists

By Islam Serour Fears of negative consequences attached to the IMF loan is fuelling debate among Egypt’s business and economic community. Some worry the loan could worsen national debt if the Egyptian pound were to be devalued, while others debate whether the government should focus more on the country’s domestic fiscal position rather than relying …

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IMF Managing Director to visit Egypt

By Islam Serour Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is scheduled to visit Cairo on 22 August for further discussions with President Mohamed Morsy over a possible IMF loan to Egypt. It has been reported that an IMF mission, led by Masood Ahmed, the IMF director for Middle East and Central …

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National Bank for Development aids the completion of new electricity plant

The National Bank for Development (NBD) called on banks holding Islamic licenses to participate in granting an Islamic loan of $120 million to the East Delta Electricity Production Company (EDEPC). Some of the banks expected to participate in the loan include Alwatany Bank of Egypt, the Egyptian Gulf Bank and United Bank. The loan’s period …

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€50m French loan to expand electricity grid

  By Islam Zayed The French Ambassador to Egypt, Nicolas Galey, and Pierre Marcelli, director of the French Development Agency (FDA)’s office in Cairo, signed an agreement to provide a €50m soft loan to the Egyptian government. The loan will be provided in cooperation with the World Bank, the European Investment Bank, and the German …

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Islamic Trade lends Egypt USD 1bn to meet rising demand of consumer goods

The Egyptian government signed a final agreement with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank group, for a one billion dollar loan to finance Egypt’s hydrocarbon and consumer goods. Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Fayza Aboul Naga, considered the terms of the loan favourable, as the ITFC …

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