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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Can Egypt’s privatisation drive succeed?

March 22, 2023

The government hopes to attract strategic investors for more than 30 state firms, but may struggle to reduce army involvement in the private sector.

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Egypt’s economy faces the music

March 17, 2023

Inflation is soaring as the country returns to the IMF for the fourth time since 2016.

A portrait of Egypt’s former deputy prime minister Ziad Bahaa-Eldin.

Egyptian economic reform: a clear path or a bumpy road?

March 14, 2023

Investors need to be convinced of the government’s full commitment to the gradual withdrawal of the state from the economy, writes the country’s former deputy prime minister.

Egyptian banks strong despite economic crisis

January 24, 2023

The country’s banking sector has seen an increase in its number of branches in the past few years. 

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Egypt aims to grow role as African and Middle Eastern trade hub

March 31, 2022

The country’s finance minister on efforts to leverage regional integration efforts.

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Egypt's lenders shrug off the impact of Covid

March 24, 2022

The country’s strong economic growth has attracted increased interest from foreign lenders, with new digital finance regulations unleashing a fintech boom.

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Egypt braces for economic impact of Ukraine war

March 21, 2022

Egypt has been one of the world’s best performing economies during the pandemic. Yet the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may prove costly to food prices and tourism.

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Banque Misr CEO on opportunities for Egyptian banks

March 16, 2022

Mohamed Mahmoud El-Etreby was appointed chairman of Banque Misr in January 2015, bringing with him more than three decades of experience in the Egyptian banking sector. He spoke to Kit Gillet about key recent developments for Egypt’s banking sector and the outlook for the period ahead.


Gulf consolidation slows as economic pressures ease

March 1, 2022

Middle Eastern fintechs and neobanks are attracting investment from overseas, as the wave of mega-mergers among the region’s largest lenders grinds to a halt.

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Egypt's turn to digital financial services

January 4, 2022

CEO and co-founder of MNT-Halan talks to The Banker about the drivers behind the growth of digital financial services in Egypt.

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