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Egypt Wednesday curtailed access to ration cards used by three-quarters of the country's 93 million people to buy subsidized food items – the latest in the government's ambitious economic reform plan.The Egyptian government is looking to bring down its budget deficit to 9.1 percent in the current fiscal year, from 10.9 percent in the previous one by cutting spending and lifting subsidies.Among the key measures undertaken within efforts to fulfill International Monetary Fund conditions for a $12 billion loan, Egypt devalued and then floated the national currency.The government embarked on the economic reform program soon after Sisi took office three years ago.
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