CAIRO: The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) shut on a mixed note Thursday as the benchmark index ended down amid sideways trading due to selling pressures led by institutions.
The benchmark index EGX30 fell by 0.24 percent, registering 9,747 points, compared to 9,770 Wednesday. In turn, the small and mid-cap index EGX70 added 0.21 percent to hit 596.2 points, up from 595 points in its last session. The broader index EGX100 was almost flat, adding a slight 0.09 points, recording 1,169 points.
Market capitalization added around 2 billion EGP, totaling 530.3 billion EGP, compared to 528.3 billion EGP Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the market ended on a collective decline and market capitalization shed around 5.5 billion EGP ($731 million).