CAIRO, April 10 (Reuters) - Egypt might ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to increase its previously requested $4.8 billion loan to cover its budget deficit, the country's planning minister said on Wednesday.
'It's very possible that we will increase the request but so far we are talking about $4.8 billion,' Ashraf El-Araby told reporters during a visit to Qatar.
He also said the government had targeted a budget deficit of 9.5 percent of gross domestic product in the fiscal year ending in June.
(Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Pravin Char) Keywords: EGYPT IMF/
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