Egypt starts trading T-Bills on stock exchange
Egypt’s stock market has started trading on T-Bills through the Government Fixed Income Trading System (GFIT), which was developed by the EGX in 2021 for trading on treasury bonds.
The system is linked to Egyptian banks to enable traders on the secondary market to invest in government debt instruments.
The first day closed with a trading value of EGP 33.8 billion ($1.1 billion) generated through 109 transactions.
The trading of Treasury bills on the Egyptian Stock Exchange is of importance for Egypt's financial market and the broader economy as it enhances market liquidity and is likely to attract more investors. Moreover, it provides a transparent benchmark for interest rates, aiding in effective monetary policy implementation. In addition, this development strengthens Egypt's financial infrastructure, aligning it with international standards, and empowers both domestic and foreign investors to diversify their portfolios and engage more actively in the domestic financial market.