The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) continued its upward trend at the close of Thursday's trading, backed by purchases by Arab and foreign institutions and investment funds.
The market capital achieved gains worth about 4.8 billion pounds to reach 486.5 billion pounds, after transactions, which hit about 677.3 million pounds.
The EGX 30 benchmark index increased by 1.78 percent to reach 8,022.91 points.
The broader EGX 70 index of the leading smaller and mid cap enterprises (SME) rose by 1.02 percent to 432.26 points.
The all-embracing EGX 100 index went up by 1.43 percent to close at 902.24 points.