Blue chip reporting season starts

Coca-Cola Hellenic, the world?s second-largest Coke bottler, kicks off the fourth-quarter reporting season for blue chips on Wednesday, unveiling its figures just before the start of trade on the Athens bourse.

Proton Bank expects the company to report a 15 percent year-on-year rise in fourth-quarter net profit to 30 million euros with weakness in Greece and Ireland offset by good performances in Russia and Nigeria.