The Telecom Egypt headquarters building in Cairo, Egypt. Reuters
Egypt’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 from 10.6 per cent in same period the previous year, state statistics agency CAPMAS said on Wednesday.
Egypt’s non-oil private sector economy saw renewed growth in April, according to latest PMI data. Output expanded for the first time in nearly one-and-a-half years and new business increased at a faster rate. Input purchasing and job numbers also rose, while business sentiment towards the year-ahead outlook for activity strengthened.
Business sentiment around future activity soared to the highest in one-and-a-half years in August, as more Egyptian firms expressed optimism for growth.
G7 finance ministers on Friday backed an extension of a G20 bilateral debt relief initiative for the world’s poorest countries, but said it must be revised to address shortcomings hindering its implementation.
New orders for key US-made capital goods increased more than expected in August and shipments raced to their highest level in nearly six years, suggesting a rebound in business spending on equipment was underway after a prolonged slump.
Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (Dafza), announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Federation Israeli Chambers of Commerce (FICC), to define frameworks
The 10-year swap rate on the Dirham has steadied at 1.6 per cent by the end of H1-2020, only rising to 1.9 per cent during the first week of June before falling against to 1.6 per cent by the end of the month, according to the figures of the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates.