Egypt Central Bank to hold pound steady at first auction under new governor

Reuters , Sunday 29 Nov 2015

Egypt's central bank will hold the pound steady at LE7.7301 to the dollar at an official foreign currency auction on Sunday, two traders said, in the first auction since new central bank governor Tarek Amer took office on Nov. 27.

Egypt is facing a dollar shortage and mounting pressure to devalue the pound. The central bank surprised markets when it strengthened the pound on Nov. 11 by 20 piasters against the dollar.

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