The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) fell by 3.5%, at the end of Sunday’s trading session, with its market capitalisation losing over EGP 10bn.
The blue-chip index EGX30 decreased to the 10,602 points level, driven by panic selling of Commercial International Bank – Egypt (CIB) shares. This caused a severe decline in the stock value, estimated at 10% at the beginning of the trading session.
However, purchases made by local portfolios and funds offset the stock’s value loss, to end the session at a 6.9% decline reaching EGP 61.83 per share, with a trading value of EGP 215.88m.
In parallel, the EGX started its dealings with a 5% decline, but it experienced a rebound thanks to a final wave of purchases.
The EGX resumed trading on CIB shares as of Sunday, after suspending them last week due to the resignation of the bank’s chairperson.