Banks joined the upward swing on the local bourse on Thursday, aided by the presence of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in Athens and the ratification of the multi-bill by Parliament, as the benchmark index rose for the third day in a row.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 846.95 points, expanding by 1.71 percent from Wednesday’s 832.73 points. The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 index grew by 1.37 percent to end at 287.92 points.
National Bank led blue chips with a rise of 10.33 percent, ahead of Intralot (up 4.70 percent) and Alpha Bank (3.89 percent).
Coca-Cola HBC gave up 1.65 percent.
In total, 78 stocks registered gains, 44 recorded losses and 23 stayed put.
Turnover amounted to 38.4 million euros, down from Wednesday’s 45.4 million.