Egypt's Mursi names new central bank chief

Reuters News

1/10/2013 1:13:21 PM - Reuters News

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has named Hisham Ramez, a former deputy central banker, as the new central bank chief after accepting the resignation of Farouk El-Okdah, the government said in a statement on Thursday.

Ramez is expected to assume his duties on February 3 following the approval of the upper house of parliament, it said.

(Reporting by Tom Perry Writing by Maria Golovnina Editing by Patrick Werr)