ECONOMY

Bourse keeps rising despite banks’ decline

The Greek bourse continued to advance on Thursday despite the fresh declines posted by banks and the worse-than-anticipated results from the stock with the highest capitalization, Coca-Cola HBC.

The Athens Exchange general index closed at 1,032.43 points, adding 0.48 percent to Wednesday’s 1,027.52 points, but the large-cap FTSE/ATHEX-25 index dropped by 0.13 percent, ending at 345.46 points.

CCHBC added 2.27 percent and OPAP expanded 3.65 percent, while the banks’ index slumped to its lowest point in the last eight months, with National Bank slipping below the 1-euro mark, to 0.99 euros after a 3.88 percent slide.

In total 91 stocks went up, 70 came down and 24 remained unchanged.

Turnover reached 67 million euros, just up on Wednesday’s 65.4 million.