ECONOMY

Athens stocks surge 5.47% as optimism rises on debt talks

Athens shares leapt 5.47 percent at open on Thursday, boosted by hopes that Greece could be close to a deal with its creditors on a rescue deal.

The optimism came after Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras agreed with the leaders of France and Germany to intensify efforts for a bailout deal aimed at preventing Athens from defaulting.

[AFP]