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IMF warns that currency devaluations will not fix a country’s economic problems

Monetary easing can help stimulate domestic demand, which in turn benefits other countries by increasing demand for their goods. The concern, however, is that monetary easing also weakens a country’s exchange rate, making exports more competitive and reducing demand for other countries’ imports as they become more expensive—a phenomenon known as expenditure switching

Gustavo Adler

Issued currency up EGP 17bn

Total currency issued by the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) amounted to EGP 462.855bn by the end of August 2017, compared to about EGP 445.898bn in July 2017, an increase of about EGP 17bn. According to the CBE, the issued currency to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio was 11.36% in August, compared to 10.95% in …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian businesses feel squeeze after currency flotation: report

The Egyptian private sector is feeling the squeeze after the currency flotation on higher inflation rates and a 700 bps interest rate hike, according to a recent report published by The Financial Times newspaper. “Despite making Egypt an attractive destination to some foreign investors, the combination of the float, inflation, and the hikes have driven …

Daily News Egypt