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Tarek Amer, chairman of the National Bank of Egypt, the country's biggest lender which is fully state-owned, pauses during a television interview at his office in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Egypt's central bank accepted bids for seven-day repurchase agreements valued at 20 billion Egyptian pounds, the highest amount in four weeks. Photographer: Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Tarek Amer, chairman of the National Bank of Egypt, the country's biggest lender which is fully state-owned, pauses during a television interview at his office in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Egypt's central bank accepted bids for seven-day repurchase agreements valued at 20 billion Egyptian pounds, the highest amount in four weeks. Photographer: Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg via Getty Images