Egypt constitution approved

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has signed into law a new Islamist-drafted constitution after it was approved by 63.8 percent of voters in a referendum.

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Egypt PM tips IMF loan talks to resume

Hisham Kandil announced the Egyptian government's new economic programme today Credit: Reuters

Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil said he expects talks with the International Monetary Fund over a £3 billion loan to resume in January.

"We hope that there will not be any fundamental changes in our plan with the IMF because we will summon them in January so we resume discussions to go forward in the matter of the loan," Kandil said today, reported Reuters.

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