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Maintaining local currency attractive amid economic uncertainty due to Covid-19 crisis suggests keeping rates unchanged
The CBE said this step comes in light of global developments and the consequent movement to preserve the Egyptian economy’s gains since the launch of the national economic reform programme. It is also to preserve the proactive steps the CBE takes in exceptional circumstances.
MPC will consider market conditions, impact of emergency rate cut, inflation trend at Thursday meeting
Beltone analysts maintain average inflation expectations of 6.5%, which should keep headline inflation within CBE’s target zone by year-end
We expect coronavirus fears to lead to outflows from Egyptian treasuries
CBE has taken strong measures in anticipation of possible impacts of global conditions on Egypt’s economy, says Tarek Amer
CBE to hold 9 MPC meetings this year
After four interest cuts since the beginning of 2019, analysts and bankers have different expectations of MPC’s decision
Beltone foresees inflation averaging 4.8% in 4Q19
This is the second interest cut in a row following the 150 basis point on 22 August, and the third in 2019.
Expected rise in inflation means CBE likely to keep interest rates unchanged for 3rd time in 2019
Strong hopes rates to remain stable for 6th consecutive time; 16.75% for deposit;17.75% for lending; 17.25% for credit, discount
Amer hinted at imminent cuts, but linked them to curbing inflation first
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced on Sunday raising the discount rate by 2%, reaching 17.25%. In addition, the overnight deposit rate, overnight lending rate, and the rate of the Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) main operation increased by 2%, reaching 16.75%, 17.75%, and 17.25%, respectively. The step of raising the interest rates was recommended …
Businesspeople outraged amid expectations that debt payments will increase by EGP 30bn
The second IMF tranche disbursement will represent a confidence booster that would help ease potential pressure on the exchange rate, says Pharos
In its meeting held on 30 March, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) decided to keep the overnight deposit rate, the overnight lending rate, and the CBE’s main operation rate unchanged at 14.75%, 15.75%, and 15.25% respectively. The discount rate was also kept unchanged at 15.25%.
Raising interest rates will not curb inflation caused by flotation and shortage, say analysts
The Central Bank of Egypt faces difficulty on inflation hike of more than 2% in May
The MPC decided during its last meeting on 24 December 2015 to raise basic interest rates by half a percentage point, resulting in an overnight deposit rate of 9.25%, an overnight lending rate of 10.25%, and a main operation and discount rate of 9.75%.
Monetary Policy Committee increased pound’s interest rate to counter inflationary pressures
The market expects MPC to fix both loan and deposit rates
The CBE also kept the discount rate unchanged at 9.25%.
Overnight deposit rate, overnight lending rate, main operations’ rate stand at 8.75%, 9.75% and 9.25%, respectively, bank said
Pro-Morsi demonstrators denounce “media bias”
Rising summertime prices and devaluing currency drive ongoing inflation