The market capital gained about LE 6.1 billion to hit lE 736.2 billion at closing, after transactions that totaled LE 1.8 billion.

The EGX 30 benchmark index jumped by 1.5 percent, registering 11,708.05 points.

The broader EGX 70 EWI index of the leading small and mid-cap enterprises (SMEs) increased by 1.05 percent, closing at 2,137.16 points.

The all-embracing EGX 100 index was up 0.97 percent, ending at 3,151.3 points.