The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said in a report on Monday that Egypt's domestic liquidity increased by EGP 9.1 billion to register EGP 3.466 trillion, at a rate of 0.3 percent, at the end of July.
The report stated that the increase in domestic liquidity was reflected in the growth of quasi-money that increased by EGP 18 billion at a rate of 0.7 percent, and the decline in the money supply by EGP 8.9 billion at a rate of 1 percent.
Quasi-money (Near Money) is a term used in economics to describe highly liquid assets which are not cash but can easily be converted into cash.
The increase in quasi-money came as a result of the rise in non-current deposits in local currency by EGP 10 billion at a rate of 0.5 percent, and in deposits in foreign currency by EGP 8 billion at a rate 0.8 percent, the report added.
The report attributed the decrease in the money supply to the decline in current deposits in local currency by EGP 5.4 billion at a rate of 1.4 percent.