A petrol station in Cairo, Egypt. Reuters
Egypt will remove subsidies on most energy products by June 15, it told the International Monetary Fund in a January letter released by the IMF on Saturday as part of a review of Cairo’s three-year, $12 billion loan programme with the lender.
Egypt spent 60.1 billion Egyptian pounds ($3.51 billion) on fuel subsidies in the first nine months of the 2018-2019 financial year, petroleum minister Tarek El Molla said. Egypt has been reducing fuel subsidies as part of an IMF-backed reform programme that began in 2016,
While Salah helped lead his club to a sixth European Cup triumph in June, a year on from an injury forcing him out of the final, he was powerless to stop the Pharaohs suffering humiliation on the international stage for the second time in 12 months.
India’s benchmark index Sensex traded near its life-time highs on Friday after signs of easing in US and China trade tension. The Sensex hit an intraday high of 41,030.92, which is a little over 100 points away from a record high of 41,163.79.
Australia’s Qantas Airways picked Airbus over Boeing as the preferred supplier for jets capable of the world’s longest commercial flights from Sydney to London, dealing the US planemaker its latest setback this year.
Germany’s Delivery Hero has agreed to buy South Korea’s top food delivery app operator Woowa Brothers for $4 billion and form a joint venture (JV) to take on heavyweights like Uber Eats in other fast-growing Asia markets.