CBE to bid for 7.5B EGP in T-bills Sunday
Central Bank of Egypt - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) on behalf of the Ministry of Finance is scheduled to auction 7.5 billion EGP ($933.87m million) in treasury bills Sunday, according to the bank’s official website.

Egypt’s central bank usually holds T-bill auctions Sunday and Thursday every week.

“The T-bills are to be offered in two installments; the first valued at 3 billion EGP with a 3-month term, and the second worth 4.5 billion EGP with a 266-day term,” according to the auctions’ schedule.

Egypt’s government seeks to borrow from the domestic market to cover the state budget deficit which exceeded 10 percent of GDP since FY 2011/2012.

The government intends to raise 281.5 billion EGP ($36 billion) in treasury bills and bonds during the second quarter of fiscal year 2015/2016, marking an increase of 67 billion EGP, from 214.5 billion EGP planned a year earlier.

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