The RTGS dollar has plunged 60% against the U.S. dollar since its introduction in February, and public sector workers’ demands for a second pay rise this year could undermine a government drive to convince lenders of its fiscal discipline.
Officials said the 67-year-old had just addressed the court during his trial on espionage charges when he collapsed. They say Morsi spoke for five minutes from the glass cage he is kept in during the trial and a few minutes later fell to the ground.
"... Government needs to have fiscal discipline and we have seen the current government since January has been running surpluses. It is key. A lot of people will say, well, how can you be running surpluses when hospitals don’t have this and that and so on ..."
“Payouts that were due on (June 13) might be delayed as the provider of the payment platform used by the banks is demanding to be paid in foreign currency, failure of which it will suspend services to them,” the authority said in a statement.
U.S. border agents detained hundreds of migrants from several African countries who crossed from Mexico without authorization in recent weeks. The groups, largely comprised of families with young children, hail primarily from Angola, Cameroon, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.