Market capitalization gained about EGP 6 billion to hit EGP 651.6 billion at closing, after transactions totaled EGP 1.1 billion.

The EGX 30 benchmark index jumped 1.57 percent, registering 10,870.46 points.

The broader EGX 70 EWI index of the leading small and mid-cap enterprises (SMEs) was down by 0.67 percent, closing at 1,842.89 points.

The all-embracing EGX 100 index drew back 0.22 percent, hitting 2,788.93 points.