Telecom Egypt net profit drops 25pc
Cairo, August 8, 2012
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.
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. - Reuters