CAIRO Jan 19 Egypt's foreign reserves haven
risen to $15.5 billion after Qatar made a deposit to support the
Egyptian economy, the finance minister said on Saturday.
The central bank put reserves at $15.015 billion at the end
of December. It has implemented a new regime for buying and
selling foreign currency and currency controls to try to stem a
fall in reserves which have tumbled from $36 billion before the
uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Finance Minister Al-Mursi Al-Sayed Hegazy told reporters
about the new reserve figure without giving the value for the
latest deposit by Qatar, a generous donor to Egypt.