Market Watch: Egyptian Major Equity Indices End in Red, Market Cap up EGP1bn

Market Watch: Egyptian Major Equity Indices End in Red, Market Cap up EGP1bn

Cairo (Capital Markets in Africa): The benchmark EGX30 index of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) fell at Wednesday’s close by 0.08% or 10.4 points to the level of 13,707.13 points. Similarly, the EGX70, EGX100, and EGX50 indices declined by 0.25%, 0.10%, and 0.23%, respectively. The market capitalization increased by EGP 1 billion to EGP 708.99 billion. Trading volume reached 276.79 million shares exchanged at EGP 804.6 million through 23,200 transactions. Foreign and Arab traders were net…

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Moroccan Banks Vulnerable to Economic Shocks Amidst Weak Capital Says Fitch Ratings

Moroccan Banks Vulnerable to Economic Shocks Amidst Weak Capital Says Fitch Ratings

CASABLANCA (Capital Markets in Africa) – Low capital buffers mean many Moroccan banks are susceptible to economic volatility, particularly in light of their weak asset quality and above-average risk appetite, Fitch Ratings says. Tangible common equity averages about 10% of tangible assets for the major Moroccan banks – a limited buffer given the banks’ risk profiles, single-obligor concentration risk and possible under-reporting of loan impairments. The Fitch Core Capital/weighted-risks ratios for rated banks averaged 12.6%…

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Market Watch: Key Egyptian Equity Indices down, Market Cap up EGP8bn

Market Watch: Key Egyptian Equity Indices down, Market Cap up EGP8bn

CAIRO (Capital Markets in Africa) – The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) ended Tuesday’s (18th July 2017) trading session in red, pressured by the selling activity of Arab and foreign investors. The main index EGX30 lost 1.71% or 140.55 points, and closed at the level of 13,717.53 points. The equal-weighted index EGX50 declined by 1.19% to 2,115.55 points. Similarly, EGX70 went down by 1.51% and closed at 669.21 points, while the broader index EGX100 decreased by 1.58%…

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Egypt’s EFG HERMES to invest $21.5 mln in asset manager FIM

Egypt’s EFG HERMES to invest $21.5 mln in asset manager FIM

CAIRO (Capital Markets in Africa) – EFG Hermes UAE Limited, owned by Egyptian investment bank EFG Hermes, is to invest $21.5 million in Frontier Investment Management Partners LTD (FIM) as part of plans to expand its asset management business, the bank said on Tuesday. FIM is one of the region’s leading asset managers with $1.6 billion of assets under management. Once the deal is completed EFG Hermes will have $4.5 billion of assets under management,…

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Market Watch: Egyptian Equity Indices End in Mixed Note, Market Cap up EGP3bn

Market Watch: Egyptian Equity Indices End in Mixed Note, Market Cap up EGP3bn

Cairo (Capital Markets in Africa) – The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) ended Monday’s (17th July 2017) trading session on a mixed note, as the benchmark index EGX30 rose 1.02%, gaining 140.55 points, and closed at the level of 13,956.32 points. The equal-weighted index EGX50 rose 0.81% to 2,141.02 points. On the other hand, EGX70 declined by 0.75% to the level of 679.46 points, while the broader index EGX100 slipped 0.09% and closed at 1,569.44 points. The…

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Market Watch: Egyptian Equity Indices Drops Amidst Local Investor Sell-Off

Market Watch: Egyptian Equity Indices Drops Amidst Local Investor Sell-Off

Cairo (Capital Markets in Africa) – The Egyptian Exchange’s (EGX) indices dropped collectively at Sunday’s (16th July 2017) close due to selling pressures from local investors. The benchmark EGX30 inched down 0.05% to 13,815.77 points. Sameh Gharib, head of technical research at Roots Stock Brokerage House, said that EGX30 closed at the level of 13,815 points losing 6 points from 13,864 points due to selling pressures, which began Thursday. After passing the level of 13,700…

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Egypt Raises Fuel Prices as Government Pushes Painful Overhaul

Egypt Raises Fuel Prices as Government Pushes Painful Overhaul

CAIRO (Capital Markets in Africa) – Egypt raised fuel prices by as much as 55 percent, as the government pushes ahead with reforms to cut the budget deficit and revive the economy that are also putting pressure on households. The price for a liter of 80 octane gasoline or diesel rose to 3.65 pounds (20 cents) from 2.35 pounds, the cabinet said in a statement on Thursday, while 92 octane fuel increased to 5 pounds…

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