In an unmistakably summer mood, and amid the heatwave, traders at the Greek bourse appeared reluctant to engage in any significant moves, with the week coming to an end after a mixed session. The main index posted a minor decrease but winners outnumbered the losers. The drop of the Greek 10-year bond yield below 0.8% appeared to garner more interest.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 886.66 points, shedding 0.17% from Thursday’s 888.13 points. On a weekly basis it declined 2.32%.
The large-cap FTSE 25 index contracted 0.19% to close at 2,141.60 points, while mid-caps edged up 0.01%.
The banks index added just 0.02%, as Eurobank improved 1.17% and Alpha rose 0.24%, while National gave up 1.22% and Piraeus eased 1.16%. Aegean Airlines advanced 1.66% and GEK Terna collected 1.39%, as Titan Cement conceded 1.58%.
In total 50 stocks recorded gains, 47 suffered losses and 26 remained unchanged.
Turnover amounted to €43.4 million, down from Thursday’s €55 million.
In Nicosia, the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange decreased 0.41% to 65.58 points.