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  The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first and second reviews of Egypt’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) on 29 March and augmented the arrangement, adding USD 5 billion (EGP 236.9 billion) to the original USD 3 billion (EGP 142.2 billion) plan, which allows Egypt to immediately withdraw around USD 820 million (EGP 38.9 billion) According to a press release by the IMF, the Ras El-Hekma investment deal did ease some of the financial strains Egypt…