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Egypt's banks and Bourse to close on 5 February

Country's financial institutions will stayed closed on Sunday to mark the Prophet Mohammed's birthday

Ahram Online, Monday 30 Jan 2012

Egypt’s banks will be closed on Sunday 5 February to mark the occasion of Prophet Mohammed’s birthday, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said in a statement on Monday.

The stock exchange will also be shut for the day.
The prophet’s birthday is a national holiday in Egypt but as this year it falls on Saturday 4 February, already a day-off, workers will be given an extra day's leave on the Sunday.
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