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04:52 PM GCC fixed income markets see $75.5bn issuances in H1-24 – Report
Mubasher: Primary debt issuances of bonds and sukuk in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries surged to $75.50 billion in the first half (H1) of 2024, marking a 38% year-on-year (YoY) increase from $54.80 billion. Saudi Arabia led the GCC …
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03:12 PM Egyptian banks to suspend operations on 25 July
Cairo – Mubasher: The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced Thursday, 25 July 2024 as a holiday for all banks operating in the country in celebration of the 23 July Revolution. Banks will resume works on Sunday, 28 July, according to a cabinet …
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10:09 AM RAKBANK issues 1st publicly traded Social Bond in GCC
Abu Dhabi – Mubasher: The National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKBANK) has completed the issuance of its five-year Euro Medium-Term Note (EMTN) bond under its Social Finance Framework. The lender offered a $600 million issue, which was oversubscribed …
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10:03 AM CBE holds interest rates steady as inflation moderates
Cairo – Mubasher: The Central Bank of Egypt’s (CBE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) kept its key interest rates unchanged, maintaining the overnight deposit rate at 27.25%, the overnight lending rate at 28.25%, and the main operation rate at …
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09:04 AM CBE offers EGP 65bn T-bills on Sunday
Cairo – Mubasher: The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) issued treasury bills (T-bills) at a combined value of EGP 65 billion through two tranches on Sunday, 21 July 2024. The first auction was valued at EGP 40 billion and will mature in 91 days on 22 …
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18 July 02:22 PM ADGM to reduce fee for commercial licences starting 2025
UAE – Mubasher: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) will implement major reductions of 50% or more for obtaining non-financial and retail licences within its jurisdiction as of 1 January 2025, according to a press release. This initiative comes in line …
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18 July 01:33 PM CBE auctions EGP 75bn T-bills on Thursday
Cairo – Mubasher: The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has offered treasury bills (T-bills) at an aggregated value of EGP 75 billion over two issues on Thursday, 18 July 2024. The first auction totalled EGP 30 billion with a 182-day tenor until 21 …
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18 July 12:07 PM Egypt’s primary budget surplus soars 422% YoY in FY23/24 – Minister
Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt has achieved a primary budget surplus of EGP 857 billion in the fiscal year (FY) 2023/2024, up 422.56% year-on-year (YoY) from around EGP 164 billion in the previous FY, said Minister of Finance Ahmed Kochouk Meanwhile, the …
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17 July 10:16 AM IMF downgrades 2024, 2025 growth forecasts for Egypt, MENA
Cairo – Mubasher: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its expectations for Egypt’s real GDP growth for 2024 and 2025 by 0.3% for each year. The IMF reduced its expectations for the country’s growth in 2024 and 2025 to 2.70% and 4.10%, …
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16 July 11:45 AM Egypt to establish wheat silos company, boost storage capacities
Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt plans to launch a company to localise the manufacturing of grain silos as part of a comprehensive strategy to boost wheat supplies, said Sherif Farouk, Minister of Supply and Internal Trade. The plan also includes building …
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16 July 10:04 AM Egypt reportedly may receive 2 LNG shipments in 10 days
Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources is set to receive two shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Port of Sokhna over the next 10 days with a capacity of approximately 145,000 tonnes for each, Al …
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15 July 12:54 PM CBE auctions EGP 143bn debt instruments over two days
Cairo – Mubasher: The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) offered treasury bills (T-bills) and bonds (T-bonds) at a combined value of EGP 143 billion through six tranches on Sunday and Monday, 14 and 15 July 2024. The CBE auctioned T-bills totalling EGP …
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10 July 02:59 PM Egypt’s annual headline inflation edges lower to 27.1% in June
Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt’s annual headline inflation rate inched lower to 27.10% in June 2024 from 27.40% in May. The inflation in June was primarily driven by a 30.80% year-on-year (YoY) surge in the prices of food and beverage, and a 55.20% YoY …
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10 July 12:27 PM Saudi Arabia tops MENA's VC funding in H1-24 – Report
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia ranked first in MENA in terms of the value of venture capital (VC) investments during the first half (H1) of 2024, attracting $412 million, down 7% year-on-year (YoY), according to a report by MAGNiTT. Around 32% of …
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10 July 11:34 AM Egypt's agricultural exports soars $600m YoY in H1-24
Cairo – Mubasher: The value of Egypt's agricultural exports increased by $600 million year-on-year (YoY) to around $2.69 billion in the first half (H1) of 2024. The volume of agricultural exports rose to over 4.90 million tonnes in H1-24, up …
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10 July 10:13 AM Egypt ratifies $200m energy agreements with local, int’l companies
Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian Cabinet has granted preliminary approval for five oil and gas agreements with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC), and a group of local and international …
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9 July 04:29 PM GCC’s project awards drop 20% YoY in Q2-24 – Report
Mubasher: The GCC saw a notable decline in project awards during the second quarter (Q2) of 2024, with total awards dropping by 19.70% year-on-year (YoY) to $51.70 billion from $64.30 billion in the same period last year. This downturn was …
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9 July 12:09 PM Egyptian trade deficit widens 22% YoY in 9M-23/24 – CBE
Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt’s total trade deficit surged by 22.29% year-on-year (YoY) to $28.80 billion during the first nine months (9M) of fiscal year (FY) 2023/2024 from $23.55 billion. Total exports dropped to more than $24.11 billion in 9M-23/24 …
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9 July 11:59 AM Egypt’s FDI soars 200% in 9M-23/24 – CBE
Cairo – Mubasher: Egypt recorded a staggering increase of around 200% year-on-year (YoY) in net inflows of foreign direct investments (FDI) to $23.70 billion during the first nine months (9M) of the fiscal year (FY) 2023/2024, against $7.90 …
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9 July 10:05 AM Red Sea disruptions cause Suez Canal’s revenues to drop over 7% YoY in 9M-23/24 – CBE
Cairo – Mubasher: Suez Canal’s transit receipts declined by 7.40% year-on-year (YoY) to $5.80 billion during the first nine months (9M) of the fiscal year (FY) 2023/2024, versus $6.20 billion. The net tonnage shrank by 15.60% to 944.9 million …
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8 July 11:46 AM Saudi Arabia ranks 3rd in EMEA 5G download speeds – Opensignal
Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia held the third position in 5G Download Speed among key markets in the EMEA region, according to a report released by Opensignal. The report highlighted that the Kingdom witnessed a significant improvement in 5G …
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8 July 10:42 AM Riyadh ranks among world’s top 15 fastest-growing cities by 2033 – Report
Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, has ranked among the world’s top 15 fastest-growing cities by 2033 based on economy, population, and wealth in the Savills Growth Hubs Index. Riyadh’s population is anticipated to grow by 26% …
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8 July 10:04 AM Egypt’s international reserves hit new summit in June
Cairo – Mubasher: The net international reserves (NIR) at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) reached a new high of $46.38 billion at the end of June 2024. Reserves increased by $258.40 million from $46.12 billion in May, according to CBE’s …
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8 July 08:42 AM CBE auctions T-bonds worth EGP 8.2bn on Monday
Cairo – Mubasher: The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) offered treasury bonds (T-bonds) at a total value of EGP 8.25 billion over three tranches on Monday, 8 July. The first auction was valued at EGP 3 billion, holding a tenor of two years until 2 July …
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7 July 12:03 PM EGX to halt operations on 11 July
Cairo – Mubasher: The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) announced Thursday, 11 July 2024 as an official holiday in celebration of the Islamic New Year. The EGX will resume work on Sunday, 14 July.