Reform of fuel subsidies in Egypt on track : IMF

MENA , Saturday 6 Apr 2019

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An employee of a petrol station fills a car tank in Cairo (Reuters)

The reform of fuel subsidies in Egypt is on track to be completed in the 2018/2019 fiscal year, the IMF said in a press release Saturday. 

"The authorities are committed to reaching full cost recovery by the end of 2018/19 for all fuel products, except for LPG and fuel oil used in bakeries and electricity generation", the statement added, according to the fourth review of the Egyptian economy's performance.

The IMF noted that the external environment has shifted in recent months, posing new policy challenges. "The tightening of global financial conditions and heightened global risk aversion have contributed to a pullback by investors from emerging markets." 

However, the statement asserted that the Egyptian authorities maintain their commitment to meeting the reform program’s objectives despite the new challenges. 

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