CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's government approved its 2018/19 fiscal year budget on Sunday, targeting a budget deficit of 8.4 percent of GDP, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said.
A statement from the cabinet said the budget would target GDP growth of 5.8 percent.
Egypt's fiscal year begins in July.
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(This version of the story was corrected to change GDP growth from 5.2 to 5.8 percent)
(Reporting by Momen Abdelkhalek; Editing by Catherine Evans)