An Egyptian vendor carries bread trays in the neighborhood of El-Gamaliah, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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securing cash for IMF deal: ministerEgypt is close to meeting an International Monetary Fund condition that it obtain several billion dollars of financing from other sources before a loan deal goes ahead, Finance Minister Amr al-Garhy said.Garhy told an Institute of International Finance meeting earlier Thursday that the government needs another two or three weeks to wrap up provision of other financing before it's in a position to conclude the IMF accord.Egypt has turned to the IMF as it seeks to revive an economy hobbled by years of political instability, and lure back investors who fled the country after the 2011 uprising and haven't returned.
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