EGX30 Rebalances: Check Out Who’s In & Out🔃

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EGX30 Rebalances: Check Out Who’s In & Out🔃

The EGX completed its semi-annual rebalancing of the EGX30 yesterday.

More Details🧐 The EGX30 saw the entry of four companies, E-Finance (EFIH), Orascom Construction (ORAS), Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), & Housing & Development Bank (HDBK).

Six companies exited the index, Raya Holding (RAYA), Speed Medical (SPMD), Pioneers Properties (PRDC), Aspire Capital (ASPI), Gadwa for Industrial Development (GDWA), & Egyptian for Tourism Resort (EGTS).

The uneven entry-to-exit ratio is a result of Pioneers Holding’s split into three companies, PRDC, GDWA, & ASPI, back in October 2021.

Why is this Important🤔 Rebalancing is important to maintain desired risk & diversification levels for the index, with the goal of attracting more investments.

Obour Land to Resume Construction of Obour Farms🐄

Obour Land (OLFI) announced yesterday it will be resuming the construction of Obour Farms after obtaining all licenses & permits for the project last December.

More Details🧐 Obour Farms is a 42-acre project with plans to raise 2,500 cows. OLFI said it plans on signing the first agreement for the import of the cows later this year.

Why is this Important🤔 The Obour Farms project is set to cost OLFI EGP 225 million, which will be financed by a $7 million loan it got from the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) back in 2018.

OLFI closed yesterday’s trading session up 1.46%.

E-Finance BoD Approves 4% Capital Increase🎁

The extraordinary general assembly of E-Finance (EFIH) has agreed to raise the company’s capital from EGP 888.8 million to EGP 924.4 million.

More Details🧐 The 4% capital increase represents EGP 35.5 million to be distributed over 71.1 million shares at a par value of EGP 0.5/share.

Why is this Important🤔 The raised capital will go towards the company’s employee rewards & incentives program.

EFIH closed yesterday’s trading session up 3.09%.

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Sony to Acquire Bungie for $3.6 Billion🎮

Playstation developer Sony Interactive Entertainment will acquire video game developer Bungie for $3.6 billion.

More Details🧐 Bungie was previously acquired by Microsoft in 2000 & then split from the tech giant seven years later. The video game developer is famous for games like Destiny & Halo, the latter of which helped play an important role in the rise of Microsoft’s Xbox.

Why is this Important🤔 The move marks the third acquisition of a video game developer in under three weeks when Take-Two Interactive acquired Zynga, & Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard.

The combined value of those three deals already surpasses total mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2021.

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