The market capital reached nearly LE 1.129 trillion, after transactions that hit approximately LE 2.5 billion.

The EGX 30 benchmark index dropped 0.36 percent, closing at 17,452.22 points.

The broader EGX 70 EWI index of the leading small and mid-cap enterprises (SMEs) went up by 0.72 percent, ending at 3,013.56 points.

The all-embracing EGX 100 index was also up by 0.64 percent, closing at 4,578.64 points.