Stocks show no signs of look­ing back

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Greek stocks con­tin­ued on their north­bound course for the sev­enth ses­sion in a row yes­ter­day, show­ing no signs of look­ing back, as the bench­mark con­tin­ues to break one 30-month record af­ter another.

The ATHEX gen­eral in­dex closed at 1,296.39 points, adding 0.50 per­cent to Thurs­day’s 1,289.98 points. On a weekly ba­sis it soared 7.54 per­cent.

The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 ex­panded 0.20 per­cent to end at 425.05 points, but small-caps had a field day, adding 2.94 per­cent and demon­strat­ing the ex­tent of in­ter­est the lo­cal bourse com­mands across its board th­ese days.

Folli Fol­lie grabbed the spot­light among blue chips with a 5.47 per­cent rise, ahead of Pi­raeus Bank (up 4.76 per­cent) and Al­pha Bank (3.95 per­cent). OPAP de­clined by 2.42 per­cent.

In to­tal 91 stocks posted gains, 57 suf­fered losses and 23 stayed put.

Turnover amounted to 147.6 mil­lion eu­ros, up from Thurs­day’s 119.2 mil­lion.

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