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Egypt Independent: Egypt economy to grow by 4.5 percent in 2018

IMF expects that the Egyptian economy will grow by 4.5 percent in 2018 up from 4.1 in 2017.
01.11.17 | Interesting article at Egypt Independent

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday that the reform measures driven by the Egyptian government such as currency devaluation led to an economic recovery in different sectors even as inflation remains high.

“The reemergence of growth as we see it is broad-based; various sectors of the economy are benefiting from it including export and tourism,” Jihad Azour, head of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia Department, said in an interview in Dubai. “Remittances are improving as well as other traditional sectors.”

IMF expects that the Egyptian economy will grow by 4.5 percent in 2018 up from 4.1 in 2017.

Azour added that the government’s economic reformation plan is to capitalize on the “improvement in competitiveness” to make its economy more reliant on exports for growth.