The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes achieved record gains at the close of Sunday's trading amid a feeling of optimism following news of Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi's running for president and imminent constitutional referendum.
The market capital gained 5.2 billion pounds to hit 440.6 billion pounds, after transactions reached more than one billion pounds.
The EGX 30 main benchmark index was up 2.03 percent to close at 7,116.81 points. The broader EGX 70 index of the leading smaller and mid cap enterprises (SME) rose 1.29 percent, reaching 564.76 points. The all-embracing EGX 100 index increased 1.24 percent to close at 959.09 points.