Egypt's Mursi names new central bank chief

CAIRO Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:16pm GMT

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi attends a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential palace in Cairo July 18, 2012 . REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi attends a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential palace in Cairo July 18, 2012 .

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has named Hisham Ramez, a former deputy central banker, as the new central bank chief after accepting the resignation of Farouk El-Okdah, the government said in a statement on Thursday.

Ramez is expected to assume his duties on February 3 following the approval of the upper house of parliament, it said.

(Reporting by Tom Perry Writing by Maria Golovnina Editing by Patrick Werr)

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