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ATHEX: Bourse rises 1.15% over the week

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The Greek bourse on Friday concluded its third consecutive week of gains very close to its month-high, despite the negligible losses to its main index and the slight prevalence of southbound stocks over the gainers on the day. The benchmark had been rising for most of the session, but the closing auctions sent it into the red.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 905.05 points, shedding 0.05% from Thursday’s 905.53 points. On a weekly basis it advanced 1.15%.

The large-cap FTSE 25 index contracted just 0.01% to end at 2,192.28 points, though the mid-cap index expanded 0.70%.

The banks index improved 0.07%, with Eurobank earning 1.02% and National grabbing 0.37%, as Alpha fell 0.74% and Piraeus eased 0.60%.

GEK Terna climbed 2.16% and OPAP was up 1.39, while Public Power Corporation dropped 1.54%.

In total 52 stocks secured gains, 54 posted losses and 26 remained unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 60.5 million euros, down from Thursday’s €70.5 million.

In Nicosia, the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange increased 0.77% to close at 65.79 points.