SAUDI INVESTMENT BANK NAMES FEMALE CEO

SAUDI INVESTMENT BANK NAMES FEMALE CEO

NCB Capital, a major Saudi Arabian investment bank, named Sarah Al-Suhaimi, an accomplished asset manager, as its new CEO. She is the first woman to head an investment bank in the kingdom. The Saudi government owns part of National Commercial Bank, which controls NCB Capital.

 
 
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Central bank

Central Bank of Egypt

International Reserves

US$ 18.638 billion (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

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Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 252.458 billion (2011 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

533.739 billion of International dollars (2011 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
3.5% 3.2% 3.2% 4.1% 4.5% 6.8% 7.1% 7.2%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
4.7% 5.1% 1.8% 1.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 3,119 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$6,594 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.46% 0.56% 0.59% 0.67% 0.66%

**Forecast

 
 
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GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 14.4% 
  • industry: 39.5% 
  • services: 45.8% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
16.2%(2008) 11.7% 11.1% 9.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
9.5% 9% 10.4%(2009) 11.5%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
70.2% 73% 73.2% 76.4% 79.2%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-7.8% -6.8% -7.8% -9.9% -10%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's rating: B2

Moody's outlook: NEG

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$89.95 billion US$82.49 billion US$48.68 billion
Largest companies in Egypt

Orascom Construction Inds (Construction Service) (2012)

 
 
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Current account balance

US$ -6.6 billion (2011 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-2.6% of GDP (2011 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

21.3% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.17%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.46% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$28.37 billion (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals, processed food

Total imports

US$58.76 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
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Import commodities

machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, wood products, fuels

Exports - major partners

Italy 8.8%, Germany 5.5%, US 5.5%, India 5.2%, Saudi Arabia 5.1%, Spain 4.7%, France 4.5% (2011)

Imports - major partners

China 11.5%, US 9.8%, Italy 5.6%, Germany 4.9%, Turkey 4.4%, Brazil 4.1% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$6,712 million US$6,386 million(2009) US$-483 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$571 million US$1,176 million US$626 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$4,613 million US$76 million(2009) US$1,092 million(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 109 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 26 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 152 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 95 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 83 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 82 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 70 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 145 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 165 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 99 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 139 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

107

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 100 Score: 57.9 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
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Total area

1,002,000 km2 (2006)

Capital

Cairo (2009)

Currency

Egyptian pounds (EGP) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes

Religions

Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%, Coptic 9%, other Christian 1%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
40.55 million 51.36 million 63.3 million 82.01 million 90.99 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
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Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
37.9% 43.9% 42.6% 43.5%
Population median age

24 years (2010)

Population growth rate

1.7% (2011)

Life expectancy

73 years (2010)

Adult literacy

66% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

18.46% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

30.77 (2008)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

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Total telephone subscribers as % of population

111.64% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

35.62% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Cairo: 128th (2011)

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CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

2.7113 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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