In­dex bests its last 14 months

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

Investors in Greek stocks dis­played mea­sured op­ti­mism yes­ter­day, se­cur­ing mod­er­ate gains for the bench­mark of the lo­cal bourse that suf­ficed to take it to highs un­seen since mid-Novem­ber 2015, with banks lead­ing the way.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 663.37 points, adding 0.43 per­cent to Tues­day’s 660.56 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex ex­panded 0.48 per­cent to close at 1,780.84 points.

The banks in­dex climbed 2.05 per­cent as Eurobank jumped 3.012 per­cent, Na­tional ad­vanced 2.77 per­cent and Pi­raeus in­creased 2.74 per­cent. Vio­halco surged 2.84 per­cent and Gri­valia Prop­er­ties im­proved 2.26 per­cent, while Mo­tor Oil de­clined 2.75 per­cent and Jumbo con­ceded 1.88 per­cent.

In to­tal 55 stocks re­ported gains, 40 sus­tained losses and 17 ended un­changed.

Turnover was the low­est of the last six ses­sions, amount­ing to 28.4 mil­lion eu­ros, down from Tues­day’s 40.7 mil­lion.

In Ni­cosia the gen­eral in­dex of the Cyprus Stock Ex­change rose 0.04 per­cent to close at 69.90 points.

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