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Parliament to debate value added tax bill mid-July
The House of Representatives will debate the long-awaited value added tax (VAT) bill, which was approved by the cabinet last year.
The VAT is part of governmental financial reform program which includes the introduction of other new tax measures to contain the country’s budget deficit.
Social fund for development, agriculture bank sign agreement to develop SMEs
Secretary General of the Social Fund for Development (SFD) Soha Soliman and the Principal Bank for Development and Agricultural Credit signed a cooperation protocol worth 25 million EGP to develop small and medium enterprises in the field of agriculture, according to Youm7.
Egypt, Canada sign 3 grant agreements in education and food fields
International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr signed with her Canadian counterpart Marie-Claude Bibeau three grant agreements worth C$30.6m in the fields of technical education, food security, and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs.)
The agreements were signed during the Montreal International Conference concluded Thursday in Canada.
African Development Bank delegation due in Cairo Sat. to deliver $500 m loan
A delegation from the African Development Bank (AfDB) is scheduled to arrive in Cairo Saturday in preparation for the release of a loan agreement of US $500 million.
The loan is the second in a programmatic series of three single-tranche budget support operations aimed at supporting the Government’s ongoing bold economic reform programs.
Central bank raises 3 b EGP in T-bonds Monday
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) on behalf of the Ministry of Finance is set to auction 3 billion EGP (around $337 million) in treasury bonds Monday, according to the bank’s official website.
The T-bonds are to be offered in two installments; the first valued at 2.5 billion EGP with five-year term, while the second worth 0.5 billion EGP with a ten-year term.