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Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil
Egypt seeks to bolster economy after four years of turmoil

Egypt on Friday opened an international investors’ conference that it hopes will drum up billions of dollars in business and help revive an economy that has been in dire straits for the last four years of political turmoil. Heavy security surrounded the three-day gathering, which was being held in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik. Hours before the conference began, four explosions hit an affluent suburb of Cairo overnight, causing property damage but no casualties. Such small-scale blasts have been a near-daily feature for weeks now in Cairo and other cities, with the apparent aim of harming Egypt’s security image as the conference approached. Police this week rounded...

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