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Household sector acquires 75.3% of total deposits in banks in May: CBE

The household sector acquired 75.3% of the total deposits in banks in May, according to a recently issued report by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). The bank stated in its report that the household sector acquired about 78% of the total local currency deposits and about 63.3% of the total foreign currency deposits. According …

Hossam Mounir

Leading the way among traditional banks offering Sharia-compliant services is Banque Misr, with a total of EGP 22bn in Sharia-compliant transactions. (Photo:DNE)

EGP 65bn increase in deposits at banks in May

The total volume of deposits at banks operating in the Egyptian market, aside from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), increased by EGP 65bn in May, registering EGP 2.079tn from EGP 2.014tn in April. The CBE’s monthly bulletin on the performance of banks in the Egyptian market showed that the total volume of governmental deposits recorded …

Daily News Egypt

Leading the way among traditional banks offering Sharia-compliant services is Banque Misr, with a total of EGP 22bn in Sharia-compliant transactions. (Photo:DNE)

Loans granted by banks see EGP 60bn increase in May

The total loans granted by banks to their clients, aside from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), increased by EGP 60bn to register EGP 920.7bn in May, compared to EGP 860.7bn recorded in April. A CBE bulletin on the performance of banks over May stated that the size of loans granted to the government registered …

Daily News Egypt

Inflation rate likely to rise next year: experts

Egypt’s core inflation rate climbed to its highest level in seven years in June, underscoring the challenges confronting the government as it grapples with a foreign-currency crunch. Annual core inflation, which excludes volatile items such as food, reached 12.3% in June, up from 12.23% in May and the highest since February 2009, according to the …

Hisham Salah

CBE stabilises US dollar exchange rate, further confuses market

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) stabilised the US dollar exchange rate against the Egyptian pound at EGP 8.78 in its tender on Tuesday. The market is still waiting for any hint from the CBE to predict whether it will devalue the pound again or not. The banks will sell US dollars to their customers …

Hossam Mounir