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How has the recent economic volatility affected demand for insurance, and to what extent can the sector contribute to Egypt’s recovery post-Covid-19?

 

How do you expect markets to react in the medium term to the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly given its supply-side impact seen in early 2020?

 

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...

 

In a challenging year for economies across the region, Egypt’s capital market reform continued apace. Short-term measures in response to the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic joined a series of reforms aimed at establishing the bourse as a safer and more transparent destination for domestic and international investors. While market...

 

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...

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