The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) recorded its highest level in 35 months on Thursday amid intensive purchases by foreign and Egyptian investors. The market capital gained more than 5 billion pounds to reach 416.8 billion pounds, after transactions hit about 990 million pounds. The EGX 30 main benchmark index was up 1.8 percent to close at 6,604.65 points. The broader EGX 70 index of the leading smaller and mid cap enterprises (SME) rose 1.14 percent, reaching 533.49 points. The all-embracing EGX 100 index increased 1.54 percent to close at 902.69 points.