Greek bourse benchmark ends week on a high

The Athens Stock Exchange general index closed 1.1 percent higher on Friday, at 1,56.37 points, as turnover totaled 79.01 million euros.

Trading in shares of Hellas Online was suspended after Vodafone announced it was buying another 73 percent stake in the Greek Internet provider.

Hellas Online’s share price had risen by 20 percent to reach 0.5050 euros.

Friday’s trading added to the positive stretch the Athens bourse has experienced over the past couple of weeks.

Since August 11, it has gained 99 points – a rise of 9.23 percent.