The Egyptian Exchange made gains at the close of the week's first trading session on Sunday backed by wide purchases by local and foreign mutual funds and institutions of housing and contracting sector shares.
The market capital achieved gains worth EGP 4.1 billion to reach EGP 523.8 billion, the highest figure since November 2009, after transactions reached EGP 1.7 billion.
The EGX 30 benchmark index rose 1.3 percent to close at 9,495.3 points.
The broader EGX 70 index of the leading smaller and mid cap enterprises (SME) inched up by 1.19 percent to 660.07 points.
The all-embracing EGX 100 index also increased by 1.11 percent to close at 1,178.4 points.