The head of Egypt's Central Bank Tarek Amer (Reuters)
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said on Thursday that the country's foreign reserves rose to US$26,541 billion by the end of February 2017.
Egypt's foreign reserves rose in January to $2 billion to reach $26,363 billion compared to US$24,260 billion in December 2016.
Egypt's foreign reserves registered $36 billion before a popular uprising toppled former president Hosni Mubarak in January 2011, leading to a period of political turbulence which undermined Egypt's vital sources of foreign currency such as tourism and foreign investment.
Last month, Egypt received a total of $4 billion in yields from Eurobonds issued on the global bond market.
In November, the CBE received an initial $2.75 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of a $12 billion loan, following the central bank's decision to freely float the pound and raise key interest rates to alleviate a dollar shortage in the country.