Analysis by Region - Africa - Egypt

Analysis by Region - Africa - Egypt

Egyptian authorities passed the IMF’s third review in June and continue to implement a wide range of economic reforms to appease the multilateral organisation and investors alike. The central bank kept monetary policy tight in its recent decision while the pound remains free-floating. Meanwhile, the government’s finances got some reprieve from the Ras El-Hekma deal. In addition, authorities are moving forward to reduce various subsidies with a view to alleviating pressure on fiscal coffers in the future. These policy changes and the ongoing state-owned asset sale programme will go a long way in securing another disbursement when the IMF visits Egypt for its fourth review in September.

Egypt: Authorities pushing ahead with more reforms
Forecast overview
Recent developments
Short-term outlook
Key drivers of our short-term forecast
Economic risk
Economic risk evaluation
Economic development
Structure of the economy
Balance of payments
Policy and politics

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