January 10, 2013 / 6:15 PM / 5 years ago

Egypt's Mursi names new central bank chief

CAIRO (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 February 3 following the approval of the upper house of parliament, it said.

Reporting by Tom Perry Writing by Maria Golovnina Editing by Patrick Werr

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