Central Bank of Egypt cancels scheduled Monetary Committee Policy meeting on Thursday

Ahram Online , Wednesday 20 Mar 2024

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) decided to cancel the scheduled meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee on Thursday in light of the sufficiency of the special meeting of the Committee on Wednesday, 6 March 2024.

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File Photo: The Central Bank of Egypt. Al-Ahram

 

 In an unscheduled meeting on 6 March 2024, the CBE hiked the key interest rates by an unprecedented six percent (600 bps) and floated the local currency, allowing it to be determined by market forces.

As a result, the US dollar rate significantly jumped on 6 March by over 60 percent to EGP 49.5/1 USD, according to the CBE announced rates.

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