Egypt foreign reserves fall by $84 mln in September

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

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

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

(Reporting By Tamim Elyan)

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