Wednesday December 17, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
17o C
11o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
ECB rate cut bolsters Greek stock prices

News of the rate cut by the European Central Bank gave Greek stocks a boost on Thursday, with banks benefiting the most, while turnover continued to grow, rising above the 100-million-euro mark.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 1,181.41 points, adding 1.92 percent to Wednesday’s 1,159.13 points. The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 index expanded by 2.21 percent to close at 384.15 points, but small-caps gave up 0.64 percent.

Eurobank added 5.44 percent, Piraeus followed with a 5 percent rise, National Bank went up 4.63 percent and Mytilineos climbed 4.41 percent. The biggest decline was for METKA, which descended 2.22 percent, while Jumbo contracted by 2 percent.

In total 59 stocks went up, 49 fell and 28 ended unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 108.7 million euros, up from Wednesday’s 77 million.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday September 4, 2014 (20:49)  
Piraeus ambitions one step closer as China signs Balkan bullet train deal
Cyprus gov’t spending to rise only 0.6 pct in 2015
Athens Hygeia obtains 100 pct control of Hygeia Tirana
Greece’s three-year yield drops 21 bps to 10.63 pct
Universities ask state to reverse mobility scheme
Rectors representing the country’s largest universities on Wednesday appealed to the government to take immediate action to relieve operational problems at the institutions that have been ca...
Greek Parliament fails to elect president in first ballot
Just 160 MPs backed the government's candidate for president, Stavros Dimas, in the first of three votes on Tuesday. Dimas had been expected to draw at least 161 of the 200 votes he needed b...
Inside News
BASKETBALL
Pappas helps Greens overcome Aris
An impressive Nikos Pappas averted an upset by Aris and ensured Panathinaikos retained its perfect record on Tuesday, one day after Olympiakos thrashed Panionios at Nea Smyrni for the Basket...
´Wee Jay´ and idol Georgios Samaras receive Greek sports journalists´ award at Athens gala
A 10-year-old Irish fan of Greek striker Georgios Samaras was in Athens on Monday at the invitation of the Greek Sports Journalists' Association, which honored outstanding achievements in sp...
Inside Sports
To keep Turkey democratic, tie it closer to EU
Sunday's arrest of two dozen policemen and journalists in Turkey, including the editor of the country's most popular newspaper and a producer of television dramas, was just the latest eviden...
COMMENTARY
Greek stocks and bonds suggest government may fall
Greek lawmakers will vote Wednesday on whether to back Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's choice for a new head of state. The collective wisdom of financial markets suggests his gambit may fai...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Piraeus ambitions one step closer as China signs Balkan bullet train deal
2. Cyprus gov’t spending to rise only 0.6 pct in 2015
3. Athens Hygeia obtains 100 pct control of Hygeia Tirana
4. Greece’s three-year yield drops 21 bps to 10.63 pct
5. Universities ask state to reverse mobility scheme
6. Greek Parliament fails to elect president in first ballot
more news
Today
This Week
1. Leftist SYRIZA leading ND by 3.2 pct, survey shows
2. High stakes
3. The secret is out
4. Poll gives SYRIZA clear lead
5. Greek political fallout a worry, but financial contagion seen limited
6. Samaras seeks Parliament’s backing to stop SYRIZA threat
Today
This Week
1. Juncker warns Greeks against voting 'extreme forces' into power
2. Romanos and the dilemma
3. Moment of truth
4. Samaras summons bond vigilantes with euro exit talk
5. East Europe scrambles for energy after Putin kills South Stream
6. A friendly yet firm message from Pierre Moscovici
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.