Mixed ac­tion on bourse due to low ex­pec­ta­tions

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Stocks on the Athens bourse had a rather quiet start to the week yes­ter­day, the same day that talks re­sumed on the sec­ond bailout re­view, with ex­pec­ta­tions re­main­ing low for now. Trad­ing volume only in­creased some­what dur­ing the closing auc­tions. The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 645.88 points, adding 0.08 per­cent to Fri­day’s 645.37 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex ex­panded just 0.01 per­cent to end at 1,727.59 points, while mid-caps con­tracted 0.71 per­cent. The banks in­dex grabbed 1.41 per­cent, as Eurobank in­creased 2.44 per­cent, Pi-

Athens-Bei­jing. Air China will be­gin a di­rect ser­vice link­ing Athens and Bei­jing this sum­mer, Chi­nese diplo­matic sources say. The start­ing date and flight fre­quency will de­pend on deals aimed at open­ing up lo­cal cruise tourism to the Chi­nese mar­ket.

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