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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

IMF predicts Egypt’s GDP will grow 3.3% in 2016

IMF cuts global growth forecast, sees Egypt growth at 3.3% this year, accelerating in 2017. The International Monetary Fund’s latest World Economic Outlook forecasts global growth at 3.2% in 2016 and 3.5% in 2017, down from its January forecasts. Egypt’s GDP will grow by 3.3% this year (compared with 4.2% last year) and growth could accelerate to 4.3% in 2017, it said. Unemployment will reach 13% by the end of this year, only to drop to 12.7% in 2017. Egypt’s GDP growth rates are more than double what GCC countries should expect, according to the IMF. EM champions China, Brazil, India, and Turkey will grow 2% below the average of the last decade, the IMF says.

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