CAIRO: The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) shut on a mixed note Thursday as the benchmark index EGX30 lost ground, hammered by profit taking activities after recording its highest level since 2008 in Wednesday’s session.
The benchmark fell by 0.8 percent, registering 9,965 points, compared to 10,045 Wednesday. In turn, the small and mid-cap index EGX70 added a slight 0.24 percent to hit 598 points, up from 596.7 points in its last session, while the broader index EGX100 decreased by 0.16 points, recording 1,179 points.
Market capitalization lost around 900 million EGP ($118 million,) slipping toward 539.8 billion EGP, compared to 540.7 billion EGP Wednesday.
During the course of the session, foreign traders tended to purchase, while local and Arab investors mostly sold.