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INTERVIEW-Iraq to issue intl bonds in August

Iraq’s budget deficit has risen to around 12% of GDP, said a central bank official.

Egypt's budget challenge

Egypt’s external financing needs remain large and new capital inflows will come in gradually.

Iraq to slash investment spending

The government has put some projects on the back burner due to the downturn in oil prices.

Egypt lures investment, but jobs elusive

The state’s reform program is missing a significant element: human development.