Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt’s benchmark EGX 30 Index advanced for the first time in three days, increasing 0.1 percent to 4,024.43 at the 2:30 p.m. close in Cairo.
The following stocks were active. Symbols are in parentheses.
Ezz Steel (ESRS EY) rose for the first time in three days, gaining 1.2 percent to 5.02 Egyptian pounds. Egypt’s biggest publicly traded producer of the metal has kept its price at 4,500 pounds ($750) per ton of steel rebar this month after cutting it by 6.3 percent in November, Al Alam Al Youm reported, citing distributors.
National Co. for Maize Products (NCMP EY), a producer of sweeteners from corn, increased 1.2 percent to 15.47 pounds. Corn fell to a two-month low in Chicago, with March-delivery contracts retreating 1.3 percent to $5.8325 a bushel at 10:31 a.m. London time. The grain touched $5.80, the lowest price since Oct. 4.
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