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Telecom Egypt says second quarterly net profit drops 25 percent

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Landline monopoly Telecom Egypt reported a 25 percent drop in second-quarter net income on Wednesday, pushed lower by weaker revenue and employee demands for higher pay since the country's president was overthrown in a popular uprising.

August 8, 2012 4:27 by



Landline monopoly Telecom Egypt reported a 25 percent drop in second-quarter net income on Wednesday, pushed lower by weaker revenue and employee demands for higher pay since the country’s president was overthrown in a popular uprising.

Net income was 613 million Egyptian pounds ($100.87 million), down from 813 million pounds in the second quarter of 2011, the company said in a statement. Revenue fell 7.9 percent.

Egypt’s economy has been hit by political turmoil since Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February 2011. A new president took office in June but the transition has been marred by violence and rows between political groups and the ruling army.

($1 = 6.0770 Egyptian pounds)

(Reporting by Tom Pfeiffer)



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