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Monday, 24 June 2019

Egypt’s economy could grow by more than 5% -WB official

It was a mixed bag on the nation’s talk shows last night:

Egypt’s economy could grow by more than 5% -World Bank official: Al Hayah Al Youm’s Khaled Abu Bakr highlighted statements from Mahmoud Mohieldin, the World Bank’s senior VP for the 2030 Development Agenda, who said that Egypt could further up its economic growth rate above the current 5% (watch, runtime: 01:54).

El Hekaya’s Amr Adib picked up on the WSJ piece we noted yesterday: The EGP has joined the Ukrainian UAH as one of the world’’s top-performing “exotic” currencies, gaining 6% against the greenback since the end of January (watch, runtime: 13:05).

Egypt may move to ban single-use plastic, MP Mohamed Amer told Adib (watch, runtime: 09:49). We have more on this in this morning’s Health section, below.

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