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Egypt receives final $1bn tranche of World Bank loan

Egypt has received the third and final $1bn tranche of the $3bn World Bank loan on Wednesday, according to Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr. Nasr added that Egypt has received another $150m from the Group of Seven (G7), in addition to receiving $250m from Germany and $170m from France, to fund the …

Mohamed Samir

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Egypt demands World Bank join GERD negotiations

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met Tuesday, during his visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Minister of Foreign Affairs Workneh Gebeyehu, where he followed up on the cooperation between the two countries following the latest round of tripartite meetings between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). According …

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Out of a $3bn total, Nasr signs 3rd tranche of World Bank loan worth $1.15bn

Sahar Nasr, minister of Investment and International Cooperation, signed the third tranche of the World Bank loan, estimated at $1.15bn, from a total of $3bn. Acting Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker attended the signing. During the ceremony, Nasr said that the third tranche will be directed to implement reforms in …

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World Bank to disburse 3rd part of loan this month

The Egyptian government will receive the third portion—worth $1bn—of the World Bank loan before the end of this month, an official source at the Ministry of Finance said. According to the source, who asked not to be named, the World Bank’s board of directors will hold a meeting this week to discuss the approval to …

Ahmed Ismail

IMF, World Bank praise Egypt’s economic reform programme

The IMF and the World Bank praised Egypt’s economic reform programme on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said that Egypt’s economic reform programme is moving on the right track at a press conference last …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

Sahar Nasr to attend World Bank annual meetings in Washington 

The Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr will travel to Washington on Wednesday to participate in the annual meetings of the World Bank. The minister is expected to hold several meetings with the World Bank’s officials, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and a number of major US investors and companies. Nasr will be …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

New $1bn initiative by World Bank to enable women’s entrepreneurship

The World Bank Group is launching a new facility to raise over $1 billion to fund women’s entrepreneurship and provide aspiring businesswomen in developing countries with more access to finance markets. The announcement comes as part of the activities of the G20 leaders’ summit that is currently taking place in the German city of Hamburg, …

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