The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) ended Wednesday’s session in the red zone, continuing its downtrend for the fourth session in row, just before Eid al-Adha official holiday.
EGX announced Tuesday that the bourse will be off for four days on the occasion of Eid El-Adha, starting from Monday, August 20 to Thursday, August 23, adding that trading will be resumed on Sunday, August 26.
The benchmark EGX30 lost 0.68 points, to close at 15,356.13 points.
The equally weighted index EGX50 declined 0.04 percent, or 1.08 points, to reach 2,526.51 points.
The small and mid-cap index EGX70 decreased 0.41 percent, or 3.05 points, reaching 740.74 points, and the broader index EGX100 inched down 0.27 percent, or 5.10 points, closing at 1,905.98 points.
Market capitalization gained LE 51.04 million, recording LE 860.54 billion, compared to LE 860.49 billion in Tuesday’s session.
The trading volume reached 175.07 million shares, traded through 18,939 transactions, with a turnover of LE 628.75 million.