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Two senior Finance Ministry officials resign over the government’s continuing refusal to grasp the nettle of an IMF package

Talks with the International Monetary Fund and other financiers over a US$15 billion package of assistance and structural reform continue but the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government keeps erecting obstacles. Observers worry that the MB and President Mohamed Mursi are chiefly concerned with consolidating their positions in power, whatever the cost to the economy.

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Mohamed Mursi, Hany Kadri Dimian, El Mursi el Sayed Hegazy, Ahmed Kouchouk, Youssef Boutros Ghali, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, Britain, Samir Redwan, Hazem el Beblawi, Momtaz el Saeed, Hisham Kandil, in absentia

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