ECONOMY

Bourse puts end to 6-day losing streak

The stock market finally regained some lost ground on Thursday after six straight days of decline to send its benchmark just over the 1,025-point level.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 1,025.05 points, adding 1.70 percent to Wednesday’s closing of 1,007.94 points. The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 index expanded 1.76 percent, ending at 333.97 points.

National Bank grew by 6.28 to lead the blue chips, followed by Viohalco and Piraeus Bank, each adding 4.24 percent. Marfin Investment Group gave up 2.18 percent.

In total 81 stocks showed gains, 46 took losses and 20 stayed put.

Turnover reached 104 million euros, down from Wednesday’s 105.4 million.