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$1.44bn increase in foreign reserves to $44.06bn end-February: CBE

The foreign exchange reserves at the CBE have increased by $1.44bn by the end of February 2019, reaching $44.06bn, compared to $42.617bn by end of January 2019. The foreign exchange reserves recorded an all-time high by the end of November 2019, when they reached $44.51bn. The CBE has not revealed the reason behind the increase …

Hossam Mounir

Egyptian banks increase their SME credit by EGP 136bn in 3 years

Egyptian banks increased their SMEs credit by EGP 136bn from end-2015 till end-2018, benefiting about 522,000 foundations, Gamal Negm, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), said on Tuesday. The banking sector allocated 65% of its loans to the private sector, Negm said before an IMF conference on its paper about Financial Inclusion …

Hagar Omran

CBE to cut interest rate in March: Deutsche Bank

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) will cut interest rates next March, Deutsche Bank said in a research note. The bank also forecasts that the CBE is inclined to cut interest rates by 100 basis points next March, Enterprise reported. Deutsche Bank also expects that the CBE will keep interest rates unchanged in the first …

Nihal Samir