Egypt appoints Hany Dimian finance minister -government official

CAIRO Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:26pm EST

CAIRO Feb 27 (Reuters) - Egypt's prime minister appointed former finance ministry official Hany Dimian as finance minister in the new government on Thursday, a government official said.

Dimian will face the daunting task of strengthening an economy battered by political turmoil since a popular uprising toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.