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CAIRO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Egypt's budget deficit in the first half of 2016/17 narrowed to 5 percent from 6.3 percent in the same period a year earlier, Finance Minister Amr El-Garhy said on Wednesday.
In July, when its financial year starts, Egypt had forecast a deficit of 9.8 percent for 2016/17.
The central bank abandoned the pound's peg of 8.8 per dollar in November and the pound has since halved in value. (Reporting by Asma Alsharif, editing by Larry King)