The market capital gained about LE 4.88 billion to hit LE 738.28 billion at closing, after transactions that totaled LE 2.9 billion.

The EGX 30 benchmark index was up by 0.39 percent, registering 11,667.73 points.

The broader EGX 70 EWI index of the leading small and mid-cap enterprises (SMEs) increased by 0.87 percent, closing at 2,131.58 points.

The all-embracing EGX 100 index jumped 1.18 percent, finishing at 3,166.52 points.