The IMF Executive Board looks set to approve its $12bn loan facility to Egypt at its meeting on 11 November, as MEES went to press, following the favorable recommendation by its Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

“Over the past few months, the Egyptian authorities have embarked on an ambitious reform program to put the country’s economy on a more sustainable path and achieve job-rich growth…I will recommend that the board approve Egypt’s request in support of this...