Saturday 15 December 2018

Egypt govt quits; Sisi set to run for presidency

Egypt's government has resigned, the prime minister said on Monday, a step likely to pave the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for president. "(The government) made every effo


Beblawi named PM; key role for ElBaradei

Egypt's interim president on Tuesday named liberal economist and former finance minister Hazem el-Beblawi as prime minister in a transitional government, as the authorities sought to steer the country to new parliamentary and presidential


Egypt finance minister quits after protest deaths

Egypt's Finance Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has quit after less than three months in the post over the government's handling of a protest by Coptic Christians on Sunday night, an aide to Beblawi said on Tuesday. The protest ended with clashe


Egypt minister commits to market economy

Egypt's finance minister-designate told Reuters on Tuesday that the government was committed to a market economy and to creating an environment in which investors could predict the future 'reasonably well'.     

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