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Libya's UN-backed government, central bank to cooperate in 2017

President of Libya's Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj, speaks during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP/SIPALibya's Government of National Accord (GNA) and central bank in Tripoli say they have agreed to work together to tackle urgent economic problems in 2017, creating a potential lifeline for the United Nations-backed GNA.

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Egypt mourns victims of church bombing, angry survivors say security lax

Coptic Christian woman leave after a funeral service for victims of a Sunday cathedral bombing, at the Virgin Mary Church, in Cairo. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty/AP/SIPAMourners packed an Egyptian church on Monday for a funeral service for 24 people killed in the bombing of Cairo's main Coptic cathedral, while angry survivors accused authorities of security lapses.

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Egypt central bank governor says intervention in currency market is "history"

Egyptians walk past a poster showing a US dollar outside an exchange office in Cairo, Egypt, 3 Nov, 2016. Photo: Amr Nabil/AP/SIPAEgyptian Central Bank Governor Tarek Amer has said nothing would prompt him to intervene to prop up the pound after floating the currency in a dramatic move last month, calling those policies "history".

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Tunisia ushers in new economic era after raising $14bn

Tunisia drummed up billions of dollars of support for its young democracy at the Tunisia 2020 conference. Photo: Hassene Dridi/AP/SIPATunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has heralded the return of his country to the global economic stage after an international investment conference* attracted more than $14bn in funding.

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Regional partners pledge billions in help for Tunisia

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, centre, Qatar's Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, left, and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attend the opening ceremony of the Tunisia 2020 conference in Tunis. Photo: Hassene Dridi/AP/SIPAQatar said it would provide $1.25bn in aid to shore up Tunisia's post-revolution economy as regional and Western partners pledged extensive financial backing at an investment conference on Tuesday.

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Tunisia to borrow €400m from EU

European Investment Bank President Werner Hoyer addresses the media. Photo: Yves Logghe/AP/SIPAThe European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to grant loans to Tunisia worth €400m for youth and infrastructure projects, the Tunis government said on Monday.

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