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5.2% GDP growth in Q1 2017: minister of planning

Minister of Planning Hala Al-Saeed announced, at a Wednesday press conference, that Egypt’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth registered 5.2% in the first quarter (Q1) of fiscal year (FY) 2017/18. Al-Saeed explained that GDP is on a growth path due to the fact that an approximately 3% increase in investment inflows was achieved during the …

Mohamed Samir

We aim to reduce government investment as a share of GDP: El-Araby

Minister of Planning Ashraf El-Araby said that the government aims to reduce government investment as a share of the gross domestic product (GDP) within its plan to control government spending and tackle the budget deficit. The government’s investment allocations amounts to EGP 150bn (equivalent to 4.4% of GDP) in the budget of the current fiscal year (FY), compared …

Daily News Egypt

Government plans ‘donor countries’ conference before year’s end

The Ministry of Planning has announced intentions to hold a conference for “donor countries” to Egypt before the end of the year and following the completion of parliamentary elections. Nihal Al-Megharbel, adviser to the Minister of Planning Ashraf El-Araby, made the remarks Monday on the sidelines of a conference to sign agreements for funding slum …

Abdel Qader Ramadan