Egypt's economy grew by 2.1 pct in year to end-June - minister

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CAIRO, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Egypt's economy grew by 2.1 pct inthe year to end-June, the state news agency MENA quoted PlanningMinister Ashraf al-Arabi as saying on Sunday, down from the 2.2percent reported in 2011/12.

The economy saw several years of 7 percent growth before thepopular uprising that brought down Hosni Mubarak in February2011, but since then has suffered from a collapse in tourism andforeign investment and an increase in domestic labour disputes.

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