Small gains for lo­cal stocks as in­vestors wait

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The Greek stock mar­ket’s bench­mark edged up yes­ter­day on low trad­ing vol­ume as many in­vestors opted to wait un­til af­ter Fi­nance Min­is­ter Eu­clid Tsakalo­tos’s talks in Paris to­day and likely to­mor­row’s Euro Work­ing Group meet­ing.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 660.56 points, adding 0.19 per­cent to Mon­day’s 659.33 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex ex­panded 0.15 per­cent to close at 1,772.33 points, while mid-caps con­tracted 0.72 per­cent.

Banks ad­vanced 0.94 per­cent, with Pi­raeus up 2.34 per­cent, Al­pha ad­vanc­ing 1.02 per­cent and Eurobank in­creas­ing 0.45 per­cent.

Jumbo im­proved 2.20 per­cent and Pub­lic Power Cor­po­ra­tion rose 1.69 per­cent. Vio­halco de­clined 2.76 per­cent, Gri­valia Prop­er­ties lost 2.21 per­cent, Coca-Cola HBC con­ceded 1.81 per­cent and Hel­lenic Petroleum fell 1.77 per­cent.

In to­tal 59 stocks posted gains, 37 took losses and 21 closed un­changed.

Turnover amounted to 40.7 mil­lion eu­ros, just be­low Mon­day’s 41.1 mil­lion.

In Ni­cosia the gen­eral in­dex of the Cyprus Stock Ex­change soared 2.52 per­cent to end at 69.87 points.

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