Egypt Financial Services Articles & Analysis

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Since the waves of social unrest that swept across the Middle East in 2011, governments from Morocco to Oman have responded with strategies aimed at including a greater proportion of society within the nation’s formal economy; however, these efforts to date have met limited success. According to the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, a...

 

Once reserved for ambitious start-ups and industry-leading tech operators, financial technology ( fintech) has since caught the attention of major private sector firms and government planners alike, becoming a regular feature in budget speeches and strategic development plans. As fintech progressively plays a larger part in the lives of...

Articles & Analysis | A good start: Bonds from The Report: Egypt 2018

 

OUTLINE: In November 2016 the executive board of the IMF approved a three-year, $12bn loan under an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) aimed at boosting the economy. According to a September 2017 IMF staff report on the aims of the development programme, the loan instalments are contingent on the...

Chapter | Capital Markets from The Report: Egypt 2018

Despite the economic challenges facing the country, 2017 was a positive year for the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), with the main index expanding by approximately 17%. The EGX remains an important component of the economy and thanks to an ongoing process of market development is likely to continue to act as a useful platform for both corporates and small and medium-sized enterprises wishing to raise...

Chapter | Banking from The Report: Egypt 2018

In addition to having one of the largest banking sectors in North Africa, Egypt’s is also one of the most profitable. In more recent times, lenders have made easy gains on high-yielding government debt following the 2011 revolution, while an improving macroeconomic environment and the flotation of the local currency led to another robust performance for the sector in 2017. However, there are...

As Egypt enters 2018, a newly liberalised local currency and the recent implementation of a much-anticipated investment framework have left the country well positioned for continued economic expansion: the IMF expects GDP growth to reach 4.5% in 2018 and accelerate to around 6% over the medium term.