Bourse loses EGP 15.5bn, index drops 2.3% at closing - FILE
CAIRO - 6 June 2018: Egypt's Exchange indices nosedived collectively at the close of Tuesday's trading session amid selling operations by domestic and Arab institutions.
The market capital lost about EGP 15.5 billion to hit EGP 912.1 billion amid transactions that reached around EGP 849.9 million.
The Bourse halted trading on 26 companies for exceeding the allowed 5% decline limit in a single session.
The EGX 30 benchmark index went down 2.33 percent reaching 16,022.11 points.
The broader EGX 70 index of the leading small and mid-cap enterprises (SMEs) dropped 1.57 percent, standing at 818.69 points.
The all-embracing EGX 100 index decreased by 1.65 percent, recording 2,085.01 points.