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How can Egyptians reap fruits of economic reform?

Egypt embarked on a bold economic reform programme that included the pound flotation, a reduction in fuel and electricity subsidies, imposing taxes including the value-added tax (VAT), all with the aim of trimming the budget deficit.

Nihal Samir

Prices soar in Egypt, but people find ways to cope

In Egypt, economic challenges since 2016 forced the people to adapt to price hikes. From an economic standpoint, the rising prices drive customer demand lower. To cope, Egyptians are struggling to cut their expenses and find alternatives to pricey commodities and services.

Bassant Mohammed

Egypt’s foreign exchange inflows hit $150bn since November 2016

Washington, DC- Foreign exchange flows received by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) since the flotation of the Egyptian pound since 3 November 2016 exceeded EGP 150bn, Governor of the CBE Tarek Amer said on Friday. Amer added in an exclusive statement to Daily News Egypt on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Africa on path towards resolving economic challenges

It is estimated that by 2030, one in five people will be African. Given the continent’s population size, Africa’s labour force has the potential to prompt the global growth for decades. However, in order to do that, Africans must implement the necessary reforms today. As its population matures, governments, institutions, and organisations need to help …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Egypt’s annual inflation rate dropped to 13.6% y-o-y in August, down from 33.2%

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) stated on Thursday that Egypt’s annual inflation rate dropped to 13.6% year-over-year down from 33.2% in August, 2017. The consumer price index increased by 1.7% month-over-month, recording 294.9 points last month, according to the CAPMAS. Notably, inflation dropped in July compared to June, registering at 13.8%, affected by decisions …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt witnessed gradually stronger growth, disinflation, rebound in FX reserves: Fitch senior director Middle East, Africa Sovereigns

The senior director and head of Middle East and Africa Sovereigns at Fitch, Jan Friederich, spoke about viewing improvements in the country’s economy following an inflationary spike. Daily News Egypt sat down for an interview with Friederich, and Primary Analyst Jermaine Leonard at Fitch. The transcript for which is below, lightly edited for clarity: How …

Daily News Egypt