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July 13, 2017
November 11, 2016
January 28, 2015
March 24, 2010
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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 3.5 4.5
Consumer Prices 22 16.9
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
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Arab Republic of Egypt and the IMF
Updated August 10, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
November 11, 2016 -- A Chance for Change: IMF Agreement to Help Bring Egypt's Economy to Its Full Potential
February 11, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Egypt: Steadfast Reforms Key for Economic Stability, Jobs, Growth
Following four years of political uncertainty and economic slowdown, Egypt has chosen a path of adjustment and reform which, if followed resolutely, will lead to economic stability and growth, the IMF said in its first comprehensive assessment of the North African nation’s economy since 2010.
May 06, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Mideast Growth Outlook to Improve Overall, Bold Reforms Still Needed
Economic growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) is expected to strengthen this year, but weak confidence and, in some cases, large public deficits continue to pose risks to this outlook, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment.
April 16, 2014 -- IMF Survey : IMF Promotes Debate on Economic Change in the Middle East
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) need resolute policy actions to lift growth, create jobs, promote fairness, and diversify their economies, says the IMF.
April 26, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Mideast Issues High on IMF Agenda
The challenges facing Arab countries in transition —Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen—were a focal point for policymakers during the 2013 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington last week.
August 22, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF to Discuss New Loan Program With Egypt, Says Lagarde
The IMF is ready to help Egypt and will send a technical team to Cairo in September to refine details of possible financial assistance, Managing Director Christine Lagarde says during a short visit to the Egyptian capital.
April 20, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Mideast Oil Importers Under Strain, Oil Exporters Faring Well
The Middle East and North Africa region is going through a period of dramatic change. In the "Arab Spring" countries, political transition, pressing social demands, and an adverse external environment have combined to increase the near-term risks to macroeconomic stability, the IMF said in its latest assessment.
September 10, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Deauville Partnership Broadens Support for Mideast, North Africa
Group of Seven industrial nations, plus Russia, bolstered their support for Middle East and North African countries under the Deauville Partnership, an initiative launched at a leaders’ summit last May, and welcomed moves by international financial institutions to improve coordination.
June 30, 2011 -- IMF Survey: IMF Remains Committed to Supporting Egypt
The IMF stands ready to help Egypt and its people and continues to maintain a close policy dialogue with the government, a leading IMF economist, who headed the recent discussions on a possible Stand-By Arrangement, says.
June 05, 2011 -- IMF Survey: IMF Outlines $3 Billion Support Plan for Egypt
Egypt has reached agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a draft 12-month $3 billion financing package to support the country's program of economic reforms at a crucial period as the country transitions to democracy.
May 31, 2011 -- IMF Survey: IMF Intensifying Efforts to Boost Staff Diversity, Experience
The IMF aims to improve recruitment of women and staff from underrepresented regions, while broadening its hiring methods, Deputy Managing Director Nemat Shafik says. In an interview, Shafik discusses the IMF and its internal work culture and what is being done to promote diversity.
April 08, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Mideast Unrest Shows Need to Consider Bigger Picture
Unrest in the Middle East has highlighted the need to look beyond traditional measures when evaluating the economies of member countries, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn told reporters.
February 16, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Mideast Needs More Focus on Inclusive Growth—IMF
Masood Ahmed, Director of the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department, says that one of the lessons from recent unrest in the Middle East is that governments should focus much more on inclusive growth and give more help to poorer households.
October 15, 2008 -- IMF Survey: 'Setback for All' if Financial Turmoil Slows Globalization
The international financial system needs to be rebuilt, but developed and developing economies alike would suffer a major setback if the global financial crisis resulted in a retrenchment in globalization, a panel of economists tells a seminar during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.