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ATHEX: Strong gains for blue chips

TAGS: Stocks

With Greek corporate bonds and treasury bills out of the way, and the US jobs data feeding growth across European bourses, the Greek stock market enjoyed a day of strong gains on Thursday, although turnover remained low.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended up at 662 points, adding 3.21% to Wednesday’s 641.43 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 3.47% to 1,603.12 points.

The banks index grew 3.13%, as National jumped 5.79%, Piraeus moved up 3.38%, Alpha ascended 2.64% and Eurobank improved 1.70%.

GEKL Terna soared 7.17%, OPAP climbed 6.61%, Public Power Corporation advanced 6%, Mytilineos augmented 4.67%, Jumbo earned 4.33%, ADMIE Holdings closed 4.14% better off, Sarantis rose 4.09% and OTE telecom was up 3.91%.

In total 73 stocks recorded gains, 23 suffered losses and 14 closed unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 45.9 million euros, up from Wednesday’s €45 million.

In Nicosia, the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange contracted 0.75% to 48.82 points.

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