Egypt's Mursi names new central bank chief

CAIRO Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:03pm EST

CAIRO Jan 10 (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 Feb. 3 following the approval of the upper house of parliament, it said.

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