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Egypt foreign reserves up at $17.414bn in March: Central Bank

Reuters – Egypt’s foreign reserves rose to $17.414bn in March from $17.307bn in February, the Central Bank said on Monday. Reserves fell sharply after a 2011 uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak but were lifted last year when Gulf Arab states gave billions of dollars in aid to the army after it deposed elected Islamist …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian pound strengthens at central bank Forex sale

Reuters – The Egyptian pound strengthened at a central bank dollar auction on Monday after hitting a six-month low last week. The central bank sold dollars at a cut-off price of EGP 6.9649, slightly stronger than the EGP 6.9651 at its last auction on Thursday. But the dollar sold on the black market for EGP  …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt bourse rebounds

Reuters – Egypt’s index, which had lost 8% of its value in the previous three sessions, rebounded on Tuesday to close 1.5% higher. The dip was a result of profit-taking by investors who had built up positions in anticipation of former army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s run for president. Sisi, who investors hope will stabilise …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt covers 50% of foreign investors’ repatriation backlog

Reuters – Egypt’s central bank has covered 50% of a backlog of dollars owed to foreign investors seeking to repatriate funds from the country, it said in a statement on Thursday. A repatriation scheme opened in March last year and aimed at restoring confidence in Egypt’s economy guarantees foreign investors in Egypt’s stock and government …

Daily News Egypt

Yields on Egyptian T-Bills inch up at auction

Reuters – Yields on Egyptian treasury bills rose at an auction on Thursday and the central bank sold all the debt it had offered. The average yield on 182-day treasury bills increased to 11.174 percent at Thursday’s auction from 11.133 percent last week, the central bank said. The yield on 357-day T-bills edged up to …

Daily News Egypt

Bad for business

A few days ago I told a Tunisian friend who just arrived some stories about the Egyptian political scene. She listened to me intently while suppressing her laughter, and after I was finished her only comment was: “Cheap Drama..You guys are living in a cheap drama.” I have found her comment not only a fantastic …

Mahmoud Salem