CAIRO- A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will arrive in Cairo next Tuesday to review Egypt's progress on economic reforms before it disperses the third instalment of a $12-billion loan programme, the Finance Ministry said.
The IMF said last month Egypt should receive a third loan instalment of around $2 billion after a second check of progress at the end of this year, but indicators pointed to progress and consolidated economic growth.
Egypt agreed a three-year, $12 billion IMF loan programme last November that is tied to sweeping reforms such as spending cuts and tax hikes.
They are designed to help revive an economy hard hit by a shortage of foreign currency and investment in the turmoil that followed its 2011 uprising.
(Reporting by Amina Ismail; Editing by Gareth Jones) ((firstname.lastname@example.org; +20 2 2394 8114;))