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Banks, pharmaceutical shares expected to attract investors in 2017

The flotation of the Egyptian pound will play an influential role in determining the attractiveness of shares for investors during 2017, especially after the price of the US dollar increased to more than EGP 19, which will affect companies’ activities and their ability to make a profit. Financial and technical analysts expect that the most …

Mohamed Ahmed

10 banks offer EGP 6bn syndicated loan to Etisalat Egypt

A banking alliance of 10 major banks signed a syndicated long-term loan to Etisalat Egypt, amounting to EGP 6bn, to finance the purchase of the 4G licence and the new frequencies, as well as the repayment of the existing dues and the company’s operation expenses. The alliance included the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), the …

Daily News Egypt

Central Bank of Egypt

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