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Egypt-centra-bankCAIRO: Egypt's central bank said on Monday it accepted bids worth $73.1 million with a cut-off price of 6.6920 Egyptian pounds to the dollar at its 17th foreign currency auction.


The cut-off price at the previous auction, held on Thursday, was 6.6820.


The auctions are a bid to curb a decline in Egypt's foreign reserves, which the central bank said in December had fallen to a critical level.


The reserves are hovering around $15 billion, covering roughly three months' worth of imports.

Copyright Reuters, 2013


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Banking Review 2014

Foreign Debt $62.649bn
Per Cap Income $1,512
GDP Growth 4.24%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.988 bln
Exports $1.835 bln
Imports $3.823 bln
WeeklyOctober 08, 2015
Reserves $20.05 bln