Egypt Central Bank Raises $40 mln at 101st FX Auction

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has offered today its second foreign exchange auction for this week totaled US$ 40 million for local banks. The central bank is offering on Wednesday its 101st FX Auction since application and the 84th since Hisham Ramez hold the office as the CBE’s Governor last February.

Hence, the CBE has pumped US$ 4 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.

The central bank last time offered its FX auction was Monday, Sept 9th in which the US dollar’s was sold for EGP 6.93.

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. The US dollar hit EGP 6.91 for buying and EGP 6.94 for selling.