Bourse week ends with gains of 2.55 pct but trad­ing still very thin

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The Greek bourse con­firmed yes­ter­day it will not be able at­tract the in­ter­est of in­vestors un­less some­thing re­ally im­pres­sive hap­pens in the do­mes­tic econ­omy, as the par­tic­u­larly low trad­ing vol­ume and an er­ratic bench­mark showed.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 571.57 points, adding 0.51 per­cent to Thurs­day’s 568.65 points. On a weekly ba­sis it ad­vanced 2.55 per­cent. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex ex­panded 1.11 per­cent to end at 1,543.96 points, but mid-caps de­clined 0.89 per­cent.

Al­pha Bank dom­i­nated the ses­sion, grow- ing 4.65 per­cent and ac­count­ing for 33 per­cent of daily turnover. It also pulled the banks in­dex into the green (up 1.72 per­cent), while Na­tional Bank fell 1.52 per­cent and Pi­raeus gave up 0.62 per­cent. OTE climbed 2.26 per­cent and Pi­raeus Port fell 3.39 per­cent.

In to­tal 48 stocks went up, 34 de­creased and 15 closed un­changed.

Turnover came close to a record low, to reach 27.3 mil­lion eu­ros, down from Thurs­day’s 37.6 mil­lion.

In Ni­cosia the gen­eral in­dex of the Cyprus Stock Ex­change im­proved 0.12 per­cent to close at 66.98 points.

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