Stocks up on hopes for EU deal

Kathimerini English - - Business & Finance -

Greek stocks re­bounded strongly yes­ter­day, ris­ing 3.80 per­cent, as in­vestors were cheered by news that Ger­many and France have agreed on the next step to tackle the Greek cri­sis, as Na­tional Bank (NBG) jumped more than 8 per­cent.

The Athens bourse’s bench­mark gen­eral in­dex ended at 1,254.02 points, close to a session high of 1,272 points.

The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 in­dex ad­vanced 5.06 per­cent to 564.80 points.

Banks raced ahead 8.11 per­cent.

NBG, which has lost some 10 per­cent in the last few days, leaped 8.45 per­cent to 4.74 eu­ros.

Eurobank EFG ad­vanced 9.31 per­cent to 3.17 eu­ros and Bank of Cyprus ended at 2.14 eu­ros, up 8.08 per­cent.

Marfin In­vest­ment Group (MIG) out­per­formed, ris­ing 14.29 per­cent to 0.64 eu­ros.

OTE tele­com gained 3.04 per­cent to 6.10 eu­ros and bet­ting com­pany OPAP in­creased 3.23 per­cent to 11.20 eu­ros.

Turnover rose to 145.2 mil­lion eu­ros, from 85 mil­lion eu­ros in the pre­vi­ous session.

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