The Egyptian Stock Exchange announced that it attracted some 18,000 new investors in 2015.
According to the annual report of the bourse, a copy of which was obtained by MENA, the number of new companies registered in the market, out of the new investors, increased by 43 percent to 1,700 new companies.
Such an increase was led by foreign companies that increased by 47 percent to 1,198 companies, the report said.
Individual investors led 61 percent of trading deals in the Egyptian Stock Exchange, against 39 percent for companies, the report revealed.
Of the foreign investors, the Europeans traded 39 percent of the deals in 2015, while the share of Arabs reached 29 percent, according to the report.