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Banks highlight improved services, quarterly results

CIB Q3 net profit rises 5.6% Egypt’s leading bank, Commercial International Bank (CIB), reported a 5.6% rise in the third quarter (Q3) net profit. The bank added that the net profit stood at approximately EGP 972m, up from EGP 920.4m in the same quarter last year. Q3 consolidated revenues were EGP 2.04bn, up 17% from …

Daily News Egypt

Reducing subsidy expenses essential to jumpstarting Egypt’s economy: Economists

Reducing subsidy system expenses in the 2014/2015 fiscal year (FY) budget will help drive Egypt’s economy forward, economic analysts said at the Euromoney Conference, currently being held in Cairo.. It is essential to reduce public expenses for Egypt’s economy, especially with regards to the energy situation, said Managing Director of Qalaa Holding Hisham El-Khazindar. El-Khazindar …

Abdel Razek Al-Shuwekhi

Private equity firm Actis reduces stake in Egypt’s CIB

Reuters – Private equity firm Actis has reduced its holding in Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt’s biggest listed bank, to 6.5%, CIB said on Monday. CIB said Actis sold a 2.6% stake in the bank “in the open market to a group of international investors”. The shares were sold to Egyptian and other Arab institutions …

Daily News Egypt

MidEast Stocks: CIB’s strong earnings lift Egypt; Aldar drags down Abu Dhabi

Reuters – Egypt’s bourse rose on Wednesday as the country’s biggest listed bank posted strong fourth-quarter earnings, while markets in the United Arab Emirates weakened after a disappointing earnings report from Abu Dhabi property developer Aldar. Egypt’s index added 1.0% to 7,571 points after Commercial International Bank (CIB) posted a 29% rise in quarterly net …

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