FILE- Central Bank of Egypt
CAIRO – 3 May 2018: Egypt’s foreign reserves stood at $44.029 billion at the end of April for the first time in history, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) announced on Thursday.
The reserves increased by $1.418 billion in April, from March, when reserves stood at $42.611 billion.
Reserves at the Central Bank have been increasing ever since Egypt floated its local currency and clinched a $12 billion loan deal from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in late 2016.
Egypt is implementing a bold economic reform program that includes cutting subsidies and introducing new taxes in a bid to curb the budget deficit.