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Egyptian Businesses Trim Output as Import Rules, Inflation Weigh

A worker arranges freshly baked bread for sale at the Al-Monira market in Cairo, June 1. 

A worker arranges freshly baked bread for sale at the Al-Monira market in Cairo, June 1. 

Photographer: Islam Safwat/Bloomberg

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Business conditions in Egypt’s non-oil economy continued to deteriorate in May, as new import rules and the strengthening of the dollar combined with rising global commodity prices to reduce output.