Egypt’s benchmark EGX 30 Index fell 1.7 percent to 5,270.66 at the 2:30 p.m. close in Cairo, the lowest level in three weeks.
The following shares rose or fell in Cairo. Symbols are in parentheses.
Alexandria Mineral Oils Co. (AMOC EY) climbed 6.3 percent, the most in more than a month, to 68.16 Egyptian pounds. The Alexandria, Egypt-based producer of petroleum products said its annual profit for the year that ended June 30 almost doubled to 1.05 billion Egyptian pounds.
Pioneers Holding (PIOH EY) lost 5.2 percent, the most since June 29, to 4.54 pounds. Egypt’s second-biggest publicly traded investment bank said it has completed a 10-million-share buy-back plan in the month that ended July 7. Pioneers bought back the shares at 3.3 pounds each, it said.