The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has offered today its first foreign exchange auction for this week totaled US$ 40 million for local banks. The central bank is offering on Sunday its 103rd FX Auction since application and the 86th since Hisham Ramez hold the office as the CBE’s Governor last February.
Hence, the CBE has pumped US$ 4.120 billion through its periodic FX Auctions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, in addition, CBE had also raised two exceptional FX Auction totaled at US$ 2.9 billion divided into two FX Auctions, issued last April and May as well as the current September.
The central bank last time offered its FX auction was Thursday, Sept 12th in which the US dollar’s was sold for EGP 6.88.
Dollar VS Pound
The US dollar’s prices against the Egyptian pound have fallen below EGP 7 for the first time since June, triggered by the Central Bank’s exceptional auction offered on September 4th.