Egyptian Stocks: Orascom Development and Nile Cotton Ginning

Egypt’s benchmark EGX 30 Index (EGX30) retreated 0.2 percent, the most since Nov. 1, to 4,417.54 at the 2:30 p.m. close in Cairo.

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Nile Cotton Ginning (NCGC) Co retreated 1.6 percent, the most this month, to 7.4 Egyptian pounds. The Cairo-based cotton and food producer said net loss for the three months ended Sept. 30 widened to 6.65 million pounds ($1.1 million) from 4.71 million pounds a year earlier.

Orascom Development Holding AG (ODHN) lost 1.3 percent to 5.42 pounds, the lowest level since Nov. 2. The resorts developer lowered its guidance for the 2011 margin on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization to between 2 percent and 4 percent as hotel occupancy declined.

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