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Howard Schneider | Despite turmoil, billions in loans flow to Egypt





The United States and a coalition of international lendersare pushing ahead with billions of dollars in loans and other help for Egypt and neighboring states, despite the region’s sometimes violent political turmoil, hoping to head off a destabilizing economic collapse.

The risks involved in the effort have been on sharp display in Egypt in the clashes between protesters and forces loyal to President Mohamed Morsi, whose Islamist government must be trusted by the United States, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and others to deliver on commitments made in return for international support.

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