Trading on the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) took a downward trend on Tuesday on the backdrop of intensive sales by Egyptian individual investors and foreign corporations. The market capital lost about 790 million pounds to hit about 405.2 billion pounds, amid transactions reaching 307 million pounds. The main benchmark EGX 30 index went down by 0.07 percent reaching 6,243.88 points. The broader EGX70 index of the leading small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) went down by 0.07 percent recording 519.44 points. The overall EGX100 index was up by 0.21 percent reaching 871.51 points.