Stocks climb back above 1,000 pts

The Greek bourse erased its earlier losses, in line with most European markets, posting sufficient gains on Tuesday to take its main index just above the 1,000-point psychological level.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 1,000.13 points, inching up 0.19 percent from Monday?s closing figure of 998.24 points. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index gained 0.42 percent to end at 434.09 points.

The first session without losses for the main index after 11 days in the red was attributed to the assurance by Standard