Egypt Financial Services

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Egypt’s insurance sector faces a challenging period in FY 2020/21. An ongoing process of reform promises to strengthen the legislative and regulatory platform that underpins the industry, but is likely to result in short-term difficulties for some sections of the market. The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, meanwhile, have disrupted business...

 

Egypt’s non-banking financial services (NBFS) segment is widely seen as underpenetrated, and it is thus expected to witness considerable growth throughout the coming five-year period to 2025, due to Egypt’s favourable demographics. Support efforts from the Egyptian government, the Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA) and the Central Bank of...

 

Short selling, by which investors borrow and sell shares to seek a margin on declining prices, has been on the development agenda of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) for some time. The ability to short a stock brings a number of advantages for investors, which exchanges seeking to increase trading volumes are usually eager to highlight. Investors...

Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: Egypt 2020

Despite uncertainty for economies across the region, Egypt’s capital market reform continued apace. Short-term measures implemented in response to the economic effects of Covid-19 joined a series of reforms aimed at establishing the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) as a safer and more transparent destination for investors. While challenging market conditions have reduced the prospects of initial public...

Chapter | Banking from The Report: Egypt 2020

The largest of its kind in North Africa, Egypt’s banking sector has also long been seen as one of the most stable in the region. Since 2010 the industry has overcome the challenges of political revolution, currency crises and an interest rate environment that has acted as a barrier to credit extension. In early 2020 the outlook for the sector was broadly positive, but by the close of the first...

With one of the biggest consumer markets in the region and robust fundamentals, Egypt is well placed to attract international investment and emerge from this difficult period in a strong position. Although the Covid-19 pandemic has caused considerable disruption, the government’s ongoing reform efforts have helped to mitigate the worst effects of the crisis.

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