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Afreximbank signs loan to Banque Misr worth $200m next week

The African Export-Import Bank’s (Afreximbank) board of directors approved granting a loan to Banque Misr worth $200m. Banque Misr is the second government bank to receive a loan from Afreximbank this year. The National Bank of Egypt (NBE) announced receiving $300m from Afreximbank in April. Akef El Maghraby, vice chairperson of Banque Misr, told Daily …

El Husseiny Hassan

Egypt is making good progress in the loan programme, IMF

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), said on Monday that Egypt is making good progress in the $12bn loan programme, noting that the currency is likely to stabilise after months of depreciation. Lagarde said in an interview during a visit to Dubai that the IMF sees good, noticeable progress by the Egyptian …

Daily News Egypt

Protecting the Vulnerable During Egypt’s Economic Reform

Restoring economic stability is not easy, as Egypt’s President Sisi has said many times. The country faces three interlinked problems: an urgent balance of payments problem—which means more foreign currency has been going out the door than coming in—rising public debt, as well as low growth and high unemployment. With help from the IMF, Egypt has …

Chris Jarvis