File Photo: Traders work at Egypt s Stock Exchange in Cairo (Photo: Reuters)
Meanwhile, selective sales prevailed in transactions of local investors and foreign institutions.
The market capital gained nearly EGP 8 billion, registering EGP 1.093 trillion after transactions totaled approximately EGP 3.5 billion.
The EGX 30 benchmark index rose 0.71 percent, recording 17,123.01 points.
The broader EGX 70 EWI of the leading small and medium enterprises (SMEs) increased 1.42 percent, hitting 3,059.92 points.
The all-embracing EGX 100 index was also up 1.13 percent, closing at 4,546.04 points.