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US dollar shortage negatively affects banks financing import operations, lending to projects with a foreign component

The US dollar shortage has negatively affected banks’ activities that are related to financing imports and lending to projects that include a foreign component, according to Amr Tantawy, managing director of Misr Iran Development Bank (MIDB) and board member of the Federation of Egyptian Banks’ (FEB) board of directors. Tantawy told Daily News Egypt that banks’ activities are divided between local and foreign trading …

Hossam Mounir

CBE pays 25% of credit facilitation for importers

The Central Bank of Egypt has repaid approximately 25% ($1bn) of the total credit facilitations granted by banks for importers in the past period, according to a banking official. The transaction was completed on Sunday, at a dollar rate of EGP 7.7401. The official said banks received an e-mail from the CBE on Sunday evening, stating …

Hossam Mounir