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Pound flotation raises mobile, computer prices and slows down sales

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced their decision to float the Egyptian pound last week, which has raised the US dollar price in the official market. This decision also caused an increase in the prices of imported electronics, as the higher dollar exchange rate also raised the cost of imports after custom fees increased …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

Automotive sector at risk of drowning following pound’s flotation: EAMA

The future of Egypt’s automotive industry is now at the mercy of the national currency’s flotation and is subject to importers’ provision of foreign currency, Hassan Soliman, head of the Egyptian Automobile Manufacturers Association (EAMA), said following the Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) decision to float the Egyptian pound. Soliman explained that the auto industry …

Ahmed Dawoud

Flotation supports economy, but unfavourable for auto sector: Egyptian Automotive Dealers Association chairperson

Osama Aboul Maged, the chairperson of the Egyptian Automotive Dealers Association, praised the Central Bank of Egypt’s decision to liberalise the exchange on Thursday, setting its value based on supply and demand mechanisms. He said the CBE’s decision will support Egypt’s economy following its successive crises due to the wide gap between the US dollar …

Ahmed Dawoud

Car companies halt sales to reprice in wake of CBE decision

Car companies halted their sales processes to review prices after the Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) decision to float the Egyptian pound on Thursday. Some companies plan to reprice their cars, while others await the stabilisation of the US dollar rates against the pound and the end of the turmoil and confusion that currently prevails …

Ahmed Amer

Customs on imported cars increase by 66% after flotation

Customs charges on imported cars increased by 66% on Friday following the flotation of the Egyptian pound. This decision was made on Thursday when customs recorded a 52% increase calculated according to the price of the US dollar against the Egyptian pound in the free market, which will be reviewed on a daily basis. The …

Ahmed Amer

Minimal trading among banks on first day of inter bank mechanism

The trading of US dollar among banks on the first day of implementing the inter bank mechanism witnessed limited transactions on Sunday. The highest price of the US currency registered EGP 16.55. This is the first time banks are allowed to implement the decision of setting the exchange rate, after the Central Bank of Egypt …

Mohamed Ayyad

Dealers are seen at the Egyptian stock exchange market in Cairo. Only seven stocks rose, 156 fell and nine remained unchanged Photo by Mohamed Omar

EGX jumps by 6.1% during Sunday’s trading

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) recorded the highest daily rise in trading in three years since 2013. The main index EGX30 recorded growth of 6.1% reaching 9,349 points, its record high since March 2015. The rise occurred on the back of the Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) decision to float the Egyptian pound on Thursday. The …

Mohamed Ayyad

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