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$ 16,447 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2014)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 286 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

575 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
4.5% 6.8% 7.1% 7.2% 4.7% 5.1% 1.8% 2.2%
2013 2014*            
2.1% 2.3%            

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 3,333 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$6,696 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.46% 0.56% 0.59% 0.67% 0.63%

*Estimate

 
 
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GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 14.5% 
  • industry: 37.5% 
  • services: 48% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
11.7 11.1% 8.7% 6.9% 10.7%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
9.2% 12.1% 12.3% 13.0% 13.0%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
73.2% 76.6% 78.9% 89.2% 91.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-8.3% -9.8% -10.5% -14.1% -11.1%

*Estimate 

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B-

Moody's rating: Caa1

Moody's outlook: NEG

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 22 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2011 est 2012 2014 est
US$48.68 billion US$58.01 billion US$63.49 billion

2011 Estimate 2014 Estimate

Largest companies in Egypt

Commercial International Bank (2014)

 
 
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Current account balance

US$ -3.86 billion (2014 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-1.349% of GDP (2014 estimate)(2009)

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

17.6% (2013)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.16%(2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.49% (2012)(2007)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$24.81 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$59.22 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
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Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

Italy 7.9%, India 6.9%, US 6.8%, Saudi Arabia 6.2%, Turkey 5.3%, Libya 4.9% (2012)

Imports - major partners

China 9.5%, US 7.6%, Germany 6.7%, Russia 5.3%, Ukraine 5.3%, Turkey 5.1%, Italy 5% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ -483 million US$ 6,881 million US$ 5,553 million
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 1,092 million US$ 0 million US$ -16 million US$ 0 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (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 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(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.)

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 128 out of 189 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 50 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 156 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 105 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 86 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 147 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 83 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 148 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 149 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 105 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 146 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

119

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 135 Score: 52.9 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(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)

Source
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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