The shares advanced 2.4 percent to 276.28 Egyptian pounds, the highest since June 20, at the 2:30 p.m. close in Cairo. The benchmark EGX 30 Index gained 2.4 percent.
Iraq awarded Orascom a project to build a 1,014 megawatt power-generation plant north of Baghdad, State Minister Ali Al Dabbagh said in an e-mailed statement after the market closed yesterday.
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