Egypt's net international reserves in August rose by $727 million to reach a total of $15.1 billion, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced on Sunday.
In July, Egypt's national reserves slipped for the first time in three months, falling to $14.4 billion. The CBE at the time attributed the decrease to maturing Egyptian bonds and the payment of debts to the Paris Club totalling some $1.64 billion.
Meanwhile, the CBE has received the first tranche – worth $500 million – of a promised $2 billion deposit from Qatar, Egyptian Finance Minister Momtaz El-Said announced in August.
The outstanding $1.5 billion will be transferred to the CBE in September, said El-Said.