Mixed action on bourse due to low expectations
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.