ECONOMY

Local bourse’s benchmark and turnover rising higher

The Greek bourse’s sixth consecutive session of gains pushed the benchmark index just over 1,000-points during trade on Tuesday, before settling for gains of more than 15 points, with turnover soaring above the 100-million-euro mark for the first time in three months, helped by news of the favorable budget figures.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 992.83 points, adding 1.58 percent to Monday’s 977.34 points. The FTSE/ATHEX 25 index expanded 1.45 percent to end at 339.92 points.

Jumbo was the day’s biggest blue chip earner, adding 5.18 percent, ahead of National Bank (up 4.38 percent) and METKA (2.81 percent). Water company EYDAP gave up 0.76 percent.

In total 86 stocks recorded gains, 48 posted losses and 21 remained unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 136.3 million euros, up from Monday’s 95.1 million.