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EGX closes in green، market cap gains EGP 8.5 bln

Thursday 18/January/2018 - 04:16 PM
Sada El Balad
Hassanein Tayea
The Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX) ended Thursday in green for the second consecutive session، driven by foreign investors buying.

The benchmark index، EGX30 gained 212.46 points or 1.4 percent، to close at 15،411 points.

The broader EGX70 index of the leading smaller and mid-cap enterprises (SMEs) also rose 0.56 percent، gaining 4.8 points to end at 855.06 points.

The all-embracing EGX100 index increased by 17.68 points، or 0.88 percent، to reach 2037.02 points. The equally weighted EGX50 leveled up by 1.12 percent to end at 2744.43 points، marking an increase of 30.27 points.

Market capitalization gained EGP 8.5 billion by the end of the trading، leveling up to EGP 861.82 billion، from EGP 853.32 billion.

Arab and Egyptian investors leaned towards selling by EGP 123.65 million، and EGP 35.18 million respectively، while foreign investors were net buyers with EGP 158.83 million.

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