CAIRO Oct 13 Egypt received a $2 billion
central bank deposit from Saudi Arabi in September, the prime
minister told Reuters on Thursday, and has therefore been
accounted for in that month's foreign reserves total, which
stood at $19.6 billion.
The deposit was also made before a Saudi decision in October
to suspend petroleum aid.
Egypt's central bank said that it had received the $2
billion deposit late on Wednesday that could bring it closer to
clinching a $12 billion IMF lending programme but had not
clarified when the money was received.
(Reporting by Ehab Farouk; Writing by Eric Knecht; Editing by