Egyptian authorities are attempting to stabilise the economy after two weeks of protests.

The Egyptian currency fell to a six-year low against the US dollar and the country’s stock exchange will stay closed until at least Sunday.

Protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square prevented the re-opening of the Stock Exchange on Monday, and they are still occupying the square.

The demonstrators say they will only leave the square when President Mubarak stands down.

Schools are also still closed.

The Government have promised to raise public sector salaries and pensions by 15 per cent in a bid to restore normality.

On the 15th day of the protests on Tuesday, authorities attempted to stop foreign journalists from gaining entrance to the square by forcing them to present an Egyptian press credential, which none of them have.