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Egyptian Stocks: Heliopolis, Kima, Orascom Development, Talaat

July 17 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s benchmark EGX30 Index jumped 3.3 percent, the most since March 27, to 5,263.3 at the 2:30 p.m. close in Cairo.

The following shares rose or fell in Cairo. Symbols are in parentheses.

Heliopolis Housing (HELI EY) advanced 1.9 percent to 18.34 Eqyptian pounds, the highest level in more than a week. The Cairo-based real-estate developer sold a 1,071-square-meter land plot for 13 million pounds ($2.2 million).

Egyptian Chemical Industries (EGCH EY) climbed 5.2 percent to 243.96 Egyptian pounds, the highest level in two weeks. Egypt’s market regulator approved the rights-offering plan by the fertilizer producer also known as Kima. The company will offer existing shareholders 226 million shares at 5 pounds each.

Orascom Development Holding AG (ODHN EY) gained 2.1 percent to 10.32 pounds, the highest in almost a month. The Altdorf, Switzerland-based resorts developer appointed Gerhard Niesslein as its new chief executive officer. Executive Chairman Samih Sawiris will retain his position.

Talaat Moustafa Group Holding (TMGH EY) rose 6.3 percent, the most since May 29, to 4.71 pounds. Egypt’s biggest publicly traded property developer said it expects sales at its Madinaty project on the outskirts of Cairo to reach 27.5 billion pounds by the end of the year, confirming a report in Al Mal today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ahmed A Namatalla in Dubai at anamatalla@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Maedler at cmaedler@bloomberg.net

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