Bourse sta­ble.

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op­er­ate 14 air­ports in tourist des­ti­na­tions, in­clud­ing Corfu and San­torini, at the end of last year. But the agree­ment was thrown into doubt af­ter the gov­ern­ment of Alexis Tsipras took power in Jan­uary. “The pri­va­ti­za­tion is pro­gress­ing in ac­cor­dance with the in­ter­na­tional ten­der, and, the­o­ret­i­cally, it will be com­pleted in March 2016,” Stathakis told re­porters yesterday. Fra­port said last week it didn’t ex­pect talks with the Greek gov­ern­ment over the con­ces­sion would lead to its tak­ing over the air­port oper­a­tions be­fore the end of the year. Stathakis called Fra­port’s an­nounce­ment am­bigu­ous and hinted that the Frank­furt-based com­pany might have an is­sue with find­ing fi­nanc­ing for the deal. “If Fra­port wants to lower its price, this will raise an is­sue of a wider rene­go­ti­a­tion that we would have to ad­dress,” he said. Un­der the deal, the Ger­man-Greek group was ex­pected to pay a 23-mil­lion-euro fee an­nu­ally and to

Fol­low­ing the roller­coaster ride dur­ing the first two ses­sions of the week, trad­ing was sta­ble on the Athens Stock Ex­change yesterday. The gen­eral in­dex moved up just 0.16 per­cent to 622.72 points. Turnover, how­ever, was down con­sid­er­ably on Tues­day. It fell 39.81 per­cent to 20.41 mil­lion. The 4.23 per­cent rise in Na­tional Bank’s shares stood out dur­ing yesterday’s ses­sion. Public Power Cor­po­ra­tion (PPC) was up by 3.96 per­cent, Mo­tor Oil by 3.59 per­cent and Coca-Cola HBC by 1.85 per­cent. Terna Energy led the south­bound shares with a fall of 3.47 per­cent. The other three sys­temic Greek banks, Pi­raeus, Eurobank and Al­pha, were among those that saw their share value edge down yesterday.

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