Egyptian stocks are trading in the red after several days of solid gains.
The benchmark EGX30 is down 1.52 per cent at 5,821.7 points, an hour and half into Thursday's session. The broader-based EGX70 has fallen 1.6 per cent.
High-caps Talaat Moustafa Group, Ezz Steel and Orascom Telecom are seeing the heaviest trade, all of them charting losses.
The index climbed 4.4 per cent between Sunday and Wednesday afternoon, shrugging off recent violent protests in central Cairo against an anti-Islam film.