Sep 10, 2010
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- Domestic demand remains the most important growth driver for 2010 and 2011.
- Higher food prices could feed through to core inflation and put pressure on the government’s fiscal accounts, which may delay fiscal consolidation.
- Political and policy uncertainty from the election cycle may constrain capital inflows, but we do not expect any major regime or policy change.
Outlook Update: Domestic Demand Driven
Egypt’s economy continued to outperform its regional peers, accelerating to 5.9% y/y in H1 2010. RGE now forecasts growth of 5.7% in 2010, marginally higher than posited in[...]
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