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The IMF said that Egyptian authorities have managed well the COVID-19 crisis and related disruption to economic activity.
20.12.20 | Interesting article at Ahram Online

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced on Saturday the completion of the first review of Egypt’s economic reform programme supported by a 12-month Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) facility.


Under the first review, Egypt will receive $1.67 billion as a second tranche of the loan, bringing the total disbursements under the SBA to $3.6 billion.


Egypt received the first $2 billion tranche in June as an immediate disbursement.


The IMF’s Executive Board approved Egypt’s request to acquire the SBA loan in June worth a total of $5.2 billion (184.8 percent of its quota) to support the authorities’ economic reform programme during the COVID-19 crisis.