Egypt’s central bank imposes an interest rate ceiling on US dollar deposits

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has imposed an interest rate ceiling on short-term US$ bank deposits, amounting to 1.5 percent above the 3-month LIBOR, daily business newspaper Al-Mal said, quoting anonymous sources.
The London Interbank Offer Rate or LIBOR is a benchmark rate that some of the world’s leading banks charge each other for short-term loans.
The banks’ rates in the Egyptian market have recently reached 2.5 percent – 3 percent on one-year US dollar deposits. Once the ceiling is imposed, they will range between 1.75 percent  and 1.78 percent, the paper reported.

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