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Egypt Consumer Prices (Dec.)

Egypt’s CPI inflation rate jumped from 18.7% y/y in November to 21.3% y/y in December, its fastest pace since the end of 2017. With the pound having weakened even further since the turn of the year, inflation will continue to pick up over the coming months, and we think this will prompt the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) to deliver more monetary tightening.

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