US dollar price slightly rises Wednesday

On Wednesday, November 9, the price of the US dollar witnessed a slight increase against the Egyptian pound, after the Central Bank of Egypt raised the interest rate by 200 basis points and floated the pound on November 3.

The price of the dollar Wednesday at Egyptian banks was as follows:

Suez Canal Bank

LE24.3 for purchase

LE 24.4 for sale


Commercial International Bank

LE24.35 for purchase

LE 24.4 for sale


Banque du Caire

LE24.32 for purchase

LE 24.37 for sale



LE24.32 for purchase

LE 24.37 for sale


Banque Misr

LE24.23 for purchase

LE 24.37 for sale


National Bank of Egypt

LE24.32 for purchase

LE 24.37 for sale


CBE announces reforms

The CBE issued a statement, on Thursday announcing reform measures to ensure macroeconomic stability and achieve sustainable and comprehensive economic growth, floating the Egyptian pound.

Egypt first devalued its currency by 48 percent in 2016, allowing it to float freely in order to meet a key demand by the International Monetary Fund to secure a three-year US$12 billion loan.

The CBE announced the devaluation of the Egyptian pound for the second time in March by nearly 17 percent.

On October 1, the CBE raised the required reserve ratio in banks from 14 percent to 18 percent.

It confirmed in its periodic bulletin that the decision contributes to restricting the monetary policy it pursues.

In its meeting on Thursday, the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBE kept the overnight deposit and lending rates and the bank’s main operation rate at 25.11 percent, 25.12 percent and 75.11 percent, respectively.

The credit and discount rate was also kept at 75.11 percent.

The bank also opted to increase the percentage of cash reserves that banks are obligated to maintain with CBE to become 18 percent instead of 14 percent.

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