In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 file photo, Egyptians count money at a currency exchange office in downtown Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

Egypt’s Leaders Caught Between Economic Reform And Political Unrest As IMF Talks Continue

(NEW YORK) MintPress – Two decades after Egypt last received loan disbursements from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the stakes are high in the ongoing talks about a $4.8 billion deal. On Jan. 7, the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia director, Masood Ahmed, met with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and other government officials to discuss the […]