CAIRO Feb 5 Egypt's central bank governor said
on Saturday growth, which had been running at 6 percent, would
be hit by the political crisis and said there would be movement
in the Egyptian pound but it would be a natural fluctuation.
Speaking on state television before banks open on Sunday for
the first time in days due to violent protests, Governor Farouk
el-Okdah said the country had adequate reserves, which were $36
billion at the end of December. He said there could be small
problems in the next two weeks but Egypt could deal with them.
(Reporting by Samia Nakhoul and Marwa Awad, Writing by Edmund