CAIRO Oct 5 The International Monetary Fund
will not discuss final approval of Egypt's $12 billion lending
programme at this week's annual meeting but instead at a future
executive board meeting, Egypt's deputy finance minister told
Reuters on Wednesday.
The deputy minister did not specify when the future IMF
meeting was expected to be held.
Speculation has been high that the IMF's board this week
would sign off on a $12 billion lending programme aimed at
plugging the country's budget deficit and balancing its currency
(Reporting by Ehab Farouk; Writing by Eric Knecht Editing by