The victim of the ongoing global financial crisis had invested everything he had saved during years spent working in Kuwait into shares of Egyptian companies.
Relatives of the 56-year-old man told police he had said repeatedly that he would kill himself over financial problems.
The World Trade Organization issued a warning last week that the global financial crisis could lead to a sharp increase in mental disorders and suicide attempts. The warning came after a 45-year-old public sector official in Los Angeles killed five members of his family before taking his own life. In his suicide note, the man blamed the hopeless economic circumstances.