Egyptian Exchange

Exchange entity Egyptian Exchange (EGX)
Conducts business in Egypt
Number of listed companies (21 March 2016) 253
Domestic market capitalization (in Millions USD, 21 March 2016) 50,900
Has signed the SSE Commitment Letter? Yes
Has prepared SSE Communication to Stakeholders? Yes
Requires ESG reporting as a listing rule? No
Offers written guidance on ESG reporting? No, but has committed to publishing a guidance in 2016.
Offers ESG related training? No
Provides sustainability-related indices? Yes;
Has green bond listings? No
Additional Information
Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Governmental not for profit
Regulatory bodies
  • Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
Regulatory model
  • Limited Exchange Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) Model The Egyptian Exchange has a basic level of regulatory authority when it comes to listing and market surveillance. However, the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority is the overall regulator for the stock exchange.
About the stock exchange
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt The Egyptian Exchange is one of the oldest stock markets established in the Middle East. The Egyptian Exchange traces its origins to 1883 when the Alexandria Stock Exchange was established, followed by the Cairo Stock Exchange in 1903. Source