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Egypt budget projects 12.5pc higher deficit

Egypt’s overall budget deficit will rise 12.5 per cent to 135.0 billion Egyptian pounds ($22.26 billion) in the fiscal year that began on July 1, according to a draft budget posted on the Finance Ministry’s website on Sunday.

The deficit represents 7.9 per cent of projected gross domestic product (GDP), down from 8.2 per cent a year earlier, the ministry said.

Total expenditure will climb to 533.8 billion pounds from 476.3 billion in 2011/12, the ministry added.

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