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Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF -

The num­ber of peo­ple who were killed in clashes be­tween po­lice and pro­tes­tors across Egypt over the week­end of 24 Jan­uary, the fouryear an­niver­sary of the top­pling of for­mer Egyp­tian dic­ta­tor Hosni Mubarak. Two of Mubarak’s sons were re­leased from prison on 25 Jan­uary pend­ing a re­trial for em­bez­zle­ment. They were sentenced to four years in prison in May 2014 after be­ing found guilty of fraud­u­lently billing the Egyp­tian gov­ern­ment for $14m (R160m) of per­sonal ex­penses.

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