The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) witnessed a mixed performance on Tuesday amid marked selling by foreign investors and purchases by Arab individuals and investment funds.
The air of uncertainty was caused by rumors on planned protests in front of the EGX headquarters today by toppled president Mohamed Morsi's loyalists.
The market capital lost about 1.3 billion pounds to hit 410.5 billion pounds, after total transactions worth 533 million pounds.
The EGX 30 benchmark index was up 0.18 percent.
The broader EGX 70 index of the leading smaller and mid cap enterprises (SME) dropped 0.59 percent and the overall EGX 100 index was down 0.35 percent.