Arab Republic of Egypt : Request for Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Arab Republic of Egypt

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

January 18, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Egypt’s underlying structural weaknesses and the prolonged political transition have led to the build-up of macroeconomic imbalances. A significantly overvalued exchange rate has undermined competitiveness and depleted international reserves. Weak revenue combined with poorly targeted subsidies and a growing public sector wage bill have resulted in persistent large fiscal deficits and a high level of public debt. Real and potential growth have slowed since 2011 as foreign exchange shortages and the weak business climate deterred investment and impeded productivity improvement and job creation. Regional instability and security concerns have also taken a toll on the economy, especially on tourism. Risks of economic distress increased.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/17

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 18, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475566901/1934-7685

Stock No:

1EGYEA2017001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

83

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