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benchmark

(bench′mark″)
1. A criterion of quality or service in health care, usually expressed as a measurable standard.
2. A reference standard or basis for comparison that serves as a definition of a norm.
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The benchmark index's 11-day long gains were strongly inspired by the Central Bank's decision to cut the interest rate, in a further bid to push economy and curb inflation, analysts had said.
Financial stocks led the decline and the sector fell 2.7% with Habib Bank (-3.5%) alone erasing 96 points from the benchmark index.
The ongoing US-Syrian friction has reflected on the local stock market, resulting in a steep 2.04% drop in Egypt's benchmark index, the EGX 30, to reach 5337.65, on 27 August.
By: Yasmine Samra CAIRO -- 7 June 2017: The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes shut on a positive note Wednesday, with the benchmark index EGX30 keeping its historic record for a second straight day.
By: Yasmine Samra CAIRO - April 10, 2017: The Egyptian Exchange extended its mixed performance Monday, with the benchmark index (EGX30) closing in the red for a third consecutive session negatively affected by selling pressures from local and Arab traders.
Egypt's benchmark index closed with a rise of 1.43% on Sunday, despite mass protests seeking to topple President Mohamed Morsi on the first anniversary of his inauguration.
Summary: Saudi Arabian shares advanced for a second day, led by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, after the US's benchmark index climbed to a near-record high this week.
KARACHI -- The stock market experienced a positive session on Wednesday, but despite a rally of 283 points, the benchmark index finished trading on a flat note.
The benchmark index EGX30 breached below the 13,000 barrier after losing 1.54 percent to hit 12,897 points at 1:30 pm (Cairo time).