Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX) registered gains at the close of Thursday's trading backed by intensive purchases by investment funds and local institutions.
The market capital achieved gains worth EGP 6.2 billion, registering EGP 469.5 billion, after transactions hit EGP 1.4 billion.
The main benchmark EGX 30 index increased by 1.7% reaching 7,899.46 points.
The broader EGX 70 index of the leading small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) rose by 1.15%, recording 595.39 points.
The overall EGX 100 index went up by 1.2%, to settle at 1,043.99 points.