EGX loses EGP 7.6 bln, benchmark down 1.69 pct

MENA , Thursday 15 Aug 2019

A file photo of Central Bank of Egypt in Cairo (Photo: Ahram Arabic)

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes showed mixed performance at the close of Thursday's trading, as some investors preferred to sell their shares to benefit from the recent upturn in the past trading sessions, while some others chose to purchase equities and build their financial positions.

The market capital lost about EGP 7.6 billion, closing at EGP 752.5 billion, after transactions totaled EGP 1.2 billion.

The EGX 30 benchmark decreased by 1.69 percent, closing at 14,295.13 points.

The all-embracing EGX 100 index went down by 0.76 percent, standing at 1,420.89 points.

Meanwhile, the broader EGX 70 index of the leading small and mid-cap enterprises (SMEs) went up by 0.01 percent, recording 540.03 points. 

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