Aleem Maqbol at a market in Cairo
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Egypt under subsidy reform pressure from IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced it is asking Egypt for economic reforms before authorising a $4.8bn (£3.2bn) loan for the country.

The country desperately needs the money but when previous governments tried to get rid of subsidies on food and fuel, it led to bloody riots.

A team of Egyptian officials is in the US to try to reach an agreement.

Aleem Maqbool reports from Cairo.

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