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CBE allows banks to direct part of US dollar-denominated proceeds to cover temporary overdrafts on customer accounts

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has allowed banks working in the domestic market to direct part of their proceeds denominated in US dollars to cover customers’ temporarily overdraft accounts. According to the CBE’s instructions received by banks on Tuesday, after covering imports on essential goods banks can direct 50% of their hard cash towards …

Hossam Mounir

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Egyptian Automotive Dealers Association halts imports for November

The Egyptian Automotive Dealers Association held a meeting for leading car importers in which the association announced it would halt the import of cars during November in support of Egypt’s economy. The association met recently, prior to the Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) decision to liberate the exchange rate of the Egyptian pound against the …

Ahmed Dawoud

Increased cash support for subsidy cardholders is not enough: expert

Egypt floated its currency on Thursday, allowing it to fall from its previous peg of EGP 8.88 to the US dollar to between EGP 13 and EGP 16. This is the final push to secure the three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme within days. In another step toward securing $12bn from the IMF, the government …

Hisham Salah

30% hike in inflation rate in short term: Beltone Financial

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced on Thursday that it is floating the Egyptian pound completely, and banks will be free to quote whatever rates they decide on, for cash and transfer transactions. Despite the hardships, investment banks see a bright vision of Egypt’s economy in the near future. According to a statement released …

Hisham Salah