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Remittances from expatriate Egyptians at $14.5 bln since currency float

CAIRO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Remittances from expatriate Egyptians have reached $14.5 billion in the period since Egypt floated its currency in November through July, a central bank statement said on Sunday.

That figure is up from $12.6 billion during the same period the previous year, the statement said.

Remittances for the month of July rose to $1.8 billion compared with $1.2 billion during July last year, it said. (Reporting by Ehab Farouk; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by Mark Potter)