Gehad Abd El-Ghany - 2014-12-27 17:42:18
In one week of trading, Egypt’s stock market shares gained around 18 billion Egyptian pounds (US$2.5 billion). The Egyptian stock Exchange’s benchmark EGX30 index climbed by 4 percent in a week, with an increase of 340 points, ending Thursday's transactions at 8740 points, versus 8399.89 points at the end of a week earlier.
The main gauge index registered its highest point on Wednesday closing at 8766.12 points, whereas its lowest point recorded on Sunday at 8690.43 points.
In addition, the mid- and small-cap index, the EGX70 inched up in a week by 2.8 percent closing at 558 points during Thursday’s session, compared to 543 points at the end of a week earlier.
The price index, EGX100 surged by 3.9 percent finishing at 1072 points during Thursday’s session, from 1031 points at the end of a week earlier.
Furthermore, the market capitalization closed at EGP 494.024 billion last Thursday, compared to EGP 476.016 billion at the end of a week earlier.
Through the week, the trading volume hit around 794.4 million securities. For the traded value, it reached EGP 5.5 billion against EGP 5.8 billion a week earlier. More»