The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, issued LE 14 billion in treasury bonds on Monday, Feb. 14.
The T-bonds were offered in three installments, with the first valued at LE 7.5 billion with a five-year term, the second worth LE 5.5 billion with a 10-year term, and the third worth LE 1 billion with a 15-year term.
For the current fiscal year, the budget deficit is estimated to record 6.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), planned by the ministry to be financed through treasury bills and bonds and through international and Arab loans.
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) decided Thursday, Feb. 4, to keep the overnight deposit rate, overnight lending rate, and the rate of the main operation unchanged at 8.25 percent, 9.25 percent, and 8.75 percent, respectively. Moreover, the discount rate was also kept at 8.75 percent.
Egypt’s 2020/2021 draft budget aims to reduce public debt of GDP to 82.7 percent by end of June 2021, up from earlier target of 82.5 percent by the end of June 2020 and to 77.5 percent by the end of June 2022.