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Egypt's pound weakened to 7.43 per dollar from 7.39 at a central bank auction on Monday, the weakest level it has been allowed to reach since auctions began in December 2012. It was the sixth consecutive official depreciation in the past week, prompted by the gap between the black market and the official rate. The bank offered 40 million dollars and sold 38.4 million at a cut-off price of 7.4301 pounds per dollar, the central bank said. The rates at which banks are allowed to trade dollars are determined by the results of central bank sales, giving the bank effective control over official exchange rates.