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Egyptian Stock Exchange Open Again after Unrest

After the past month of protests and unrest in Egypt, the country’s Bourse will re-open tomorrow, amid turbulent times in other middle east countries.

Stocks tumbled in Saudi Arabia’s benchmark Tadawul All Share Index by 5  percent yesterday, as Libya, Tunisia, Bahrain and Yemen undergo political turmoil with protests and calls to oust governments.

Oil prices are soaring as fears of civil war in Libya and other unrest in the region increase the risk of supply disruption or destruction.

Moustafa Assal, managing director of Cairo-based Beltone Financial’s fixed income unit expressed concerns on 2 year highs on treasury bills and borrowing costs.

The high yields, especially on the longer-term notes, are a big concern because the government is becoming unable to cover its intended issuances, the high yields, especially on the longer-term notes, are a big concern because the government is becoming unable to cover its intended issuances.

The uncertainty in the region, has ensured investors will remain very cautious over the near term, as civilians continue their protests.

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