Greek bourse calms down after rocky start to week


Following the roller-coaster ride during the first two sessions of the week, trading was stable on the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

The general index moved up just 0.16 percent to 622.72 points.

Turnover, however, was down considerably on Tuesday.

It fell 39.81 percent to 20.41 million.

The 4.23 percent rise in National Bank’s shares stood out during Wednesday’s session.

Public Power Corporation (PPC) was up by 3.96 percent, Motor Oil by 3.59 percent and Coca-Cola HBC by 1.85 percent.

Terna Energy led the southbound shares with a fall of 3.47 percent.

The other three systemic Greek banks, Piraeus, Eurobank and Alpha, were among those that saw their share value edge down on Wednesday.