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AAIB, SANAD Fund launch Sandah for microfinance in Egypt 

Egypt’s newest microfinance lending institution, Sandah, was launched in Cairo on Tuesday with EGP 155m in capital. Its main founding shareholders—the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) and SANAD Fund for MSME (SANAD)—celebrated the launch of Egypt’s newest microfinance company. SANAD Fund’s expansion in the Egyptian market is a testament to the international financial institutions’ confidence …

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14% increase in exports in February 2018

The deficit in Egypt’s trade balance reached $3.28bn in February 2018 compared to $3.32bn in the same month of the previous year, a decrease of 1.2%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS)’s monthly bulletin of foreign trade data for February 2018, issued on Tuesday. The value of exports increased by …

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FX reserves climbed to $44.029bn end-April 2018: CBE

Foreign exchange reserves at the Central Bank of Egypt continued to rise in April 2018, reaching $44.029bn from $42.611bn at the end of March 2018, an increase of about $1.418bn. This marks the highest level of foreign exchange reserves in the history of the Central Bank of Egypt. The reserves are sufficient to cover over …

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NBE grants ASORC $100m to implement service, facility projects necessary to develop company’s plants

Yehia Aboul Fotouh, deputy chairperson of the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), and Nagy Abdel Ghaffar, chairperson of Assiut Oil Refining Company (ASORC), signed a financing contract worth $100m for the purpose of implementing service and facility projects necessary for the development of the company’s plants and the fulfilment of its expansion goals. According to …

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