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Egypt is committed to fiscal consolidation and economic reform plan: Fitch

Egypt’s new budget and lower electricity and fuel subsidies demonstrate a continued commitment to fiscal consolidation and economic reform, backed by the country’s IMF loan programme, Fitch Ratings said in a recent note. “Narrowing the fiscal deficit supports Egypt’s sovereign credit profile, but significantly reducing the public debt ratio is a multi-year task,” the note …

Elsayed Solyman

The heritage of economic citizenship: a‘refuge’ for advancement

A lot of unnecessary energy has already been expended on Egyptian television arguing over the planned reforms ofresidency and naturalisation procedures, with accusations of treason flying both ways. The idea is that you get a five-year long residency if you stash a lot money in the bank that the government will then spend and invest …

Emad El-Din Aysha

Egypt’s IMF programme to support fiscal, external positions: Moody’s

While Egypt’s IMF programme will support gradual improvements to the country’s fiscal and external position, its social and economic costs risk slowing the pace of fiscal reform, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report on Wednesday. “The implementation of the targets of the IMF programme—including reductions in fiscal deficits and government debt levels, as well …

Hisham Salah

FX is not only indicator for assessing economy: Arqam Capital

Most of the foreign exchange (FX) flows to banks are being directed to alleviating longstanding pressure on the corporate and household sectors to spur economic activity and reduce inflationary pressures, while meeting the demands of foreign companies and investors for repatriation. According to Arqam Capital’s report “The Devil in the FX” published in February, the …

Mohamed Samir