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Egypt foreign reserves fall by $84 mln in September

Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:44 AM ET

CAIRO, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign reserves fell by $84 million in September but held above $15 billion for a third straight month after foreign donors began fulfilling promises of aid to the country's troubled economy.

Net international reserves fell to $15.04 billion at the end of September from $15.13 billion at the end of August, Egypt's central bank said on its website.

The reserves have plunged by more than half since a popular uprising in January 2011, which scared away tourists and investors, two of Egypt's main sources of foreign currency.

(Reporting By Tamim Elyan)

((tamim.elyan@thomsonreuters.com)(+20 2 2578 3290))

Keywords: EGYPT RESERVES