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Economy grew about 5.3 pct yr/yr in Q1 of fiscal 2018-19: planning minister

Thursday 08 November 2018 05:33 PM

Hala al-Said
Hala al-Said

Egypt’s economy expanded about 5.3 percent in the first quarter of the 2018/2019 fiscal year that began in July compared with the same quarter last year, Planning Minister Hala al-Saeed said on Wednesday.

She said in a statement that the highest growth was expected to come from the gas, communications and construction sectors and from the Suez Canal.