Non-bank blue chips build on gains from Tues­day

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Greek stocks added to Tues­day’s growth with more gains yes­ter­day to get close to lev­els seen be­fore the Bri­tish ref­er­en­dum in fa­vor of an exit from the Euro­pean Union.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 569.74 points, adding 1.06 per­cent to Tues­day’s 563.75 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex ex­panded 0.45 per­cent to end at 1,533.60 points.

The de­par­ture of chair­man Michalis Sal­las from Pi­raeus Bank led to the in­sti­tu­tion’s stock shed­ding 1.23 per­cent, and put the bank in­dex in the red by 0.44 per­cent. Al­pha closed with a 2.22 per­cent loss at the day’s low, but Na­tional Bank grew 3.57 per­cent and Eurobank rose 0.35 per­cent.

The large-cap in­dex was helped by the ad­vance of Ti­tan Ce­ment (up 4.86 per­cent), Mo­tor Oil (4.19 per­cent) and GEK Terna (3.78 per­cent).

In to­tal 56 stocks recorded gains, 28 suf­fered losses and 19 closed un­changed.

Turnover came to 41.3 mil­lion euros, down from Tues­day’s 48.9 mil­lion.

In Ni­cosia the gen­eral in­dex of the Cyprus Stock Ex­change in­creased 1.72 per­cent to close at 66.96 points.

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