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Macroeconomic picture improves, yet progress needs to be made on unemployment, closing housing gap, financial inclusion: OBG Egypt director

Throughout the past three years, Egypt has been through tough but necessary economic reforms, undertaken by the authorities and supported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The reforms aim to improve Egypt’s public finances, curb the budget deficit, and get the currency shortage under control, all while achieving sustainable growth. The economic reforms came after …

Mohamed Samir

New regulatory reforms to support Egypt’s insurance sector: OBG

The series of reforms adopted by the Egyptian authorities to expand insurance penetration, with the expectation that regulatory measures, coupled with the rollout of universal health coverage, will lead to a doubling of premiums within the next five years, according to Oxford Business Group (OBG)’s Egypt economic update issued on Monday. According to the report, …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt’s power supply gets an encouraging boost

  By Oxford Business Group A $9bn deal inked in Egypt will give a substantial boost to the country’s electricity generation capacity, helping the government address power shortages and support a growing population and economy. On 3 June, German industrial conglomerate Siemens agreed to a deal to supply gas and wind power plants that will …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt: Banks attracting Gulf investors

  By Robert Tashima Despite an uncertain political climate and a sluggish economic recovery, the long-term prospects of Egyptian banks are attracting attention from their Gulf counterparts. Two recently announced acquisitions have brought the sector back into the headlines on a positive note, helping offset a recent ratings downgrade. While the transactions also represent the …

Daily News Egypt

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