March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s benchmark EGX 30 Index dropped for a second day, retreating 0.4 percent to 5,042.70 at 1 p.m. in Cairo.
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Beltone Financial Holding (BTFH EY) surged 7.8 percent, headed for the biggest increase since Feb. 8, to 13 Egyptian pounds. The Egyptian investment bank seeking to sell its brokerage business said it received two offers including a bid from an international investment bank.
Telecom Egypt (ETEL EY) fell 1.3 percent to 14.78 pounds, headed for the lowest close since Feb. 6. The Arab country’s fixed-line monopoly phone company was cut to neutral from overweight at HSBC Holdings Plc and assigned a share-price estimate of 16 pounds.
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