NBG leads local bourse benchmark to 2-month high point

The benchmark of the Greek bourse hit a two-month high on Friday following another session of gains with particularly high trading volume.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 1,305.16 points, adding 1.49 percent to Thursday’s 1,285.97 points. On a weekly basis it climbed 6.68 percent. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 25 expanded 1.83 percent to 422.39 points.

National Bank led the blue chips, growing by 5.45 percent, followed by Eurobank Properties (up 5.08 percent) and Alpha Bank (4.40 percent). Intralot gave up 1.85 percent and Titan Cement contracted by 1.39 percent.

In total 65 stocks posted gains, 58 headed south and 25 stayed put.

Turnover came to 366.6 million euros, up from Thursday’s 297.7 million.