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Egypt crisis 'huge setback' for economy

24 August 2013 Last updated at 16:53 BST

In Egypt hundreds of people have been killed in a crackdown on Islamists opposed to the army's ousting of Mohammed Morsi.

These events and retaliatory attacks have extinguished hopes that the country could find some sustained political stability and the prospects of an economic recovery too.

Simon Atkinson reports.