In­dex hits 5-month high

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

For the first time since the Brexit ref­er­en­dum on June 23, the bench­mark of the lo­cal bourse climbed above 600 points yes­ter­day on firm cor­po­rate data and hopes of a swift end to the second re­view.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 601.07 points, adding 1.49 percent to Wed­nes­day’s 592.26 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex ex­panded 1.79 percent to 1,600.98 points as banks climbed 4.86 percent.

In to­tal 63 stocks ad­vanced, 30 de­clined and 18 stayed put. Turnover amounted to 52.7 mil­lion eu­ros, up from Wed­nes­day’s 51.9 mil­lion.

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