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Egypt Drop-In: Will Cairo's reform announcements seal an IMF deal?

The Egyptian government announced steps to tackle its economic crisis, including a shift to a more flexible exchange rate regime and accompanying interest rate hikes -- but will it be enough?

Our Emerging Markets team held a briefing on whether the announcement will clear the way for a loan agreement with the IMF and put the country on a more sustainable economic path. They addressed key areas, including:

  • How far will the Egyptian pound fall?
  • What would an IMF deal entail?
  • Will a weaker currency fuel public debt concerns?
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