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Costs of future government borrowing bogged down by uncertainty

Return rates on government debt tools have been steadily increasing since former president Mohamed Morsi’s constitutional declaration on 22 November 2012, a fact which has been compounded by repeated credit downgrades seen since the outbreak of the January 25th revolution by international rating agencies.

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Egypt to offer LE 2.5 bln in reopened bonds

By Mohamed Samir / Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s Ministry of Finance will offer LE 2.5 billion ($414.1 million) in reopened bonds at an auction on April 23, the central bank said on Tuesday. It will offer LE 1.5 billion in reopened five-year bonds maturing on April 10, 2017 with a coupon of 16.55 percent, and LE …


Egypt sells 3- and 5-year bonds worth LE 3.5 bln

By Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s central bank said it sold LE 3.5 billion ($579.8 million) in three and five-year bonds on Monday, the same amount it had offered. It sold LE 2 billion in reopened three-year bonds at an average yield of 16.12 percent, with yields ranging from 16.05 to 16.15 percent. The bonds have a …


Egypt investors shift to longer-term debt: analysts

By Tom Pfeiffer and Patrick Werr / Reuters CAIRO: Growing local appetite for medium-term Egyptian government debt helped push the average yield on three-year bonds lower at an auction on Monday and market watchers said investors were shifting some funds from short-term tenors. Egyptian treasury yields have soared in the past year as foreign investors fled …