The benchmark of the Athens bourse shook off the pressure on bank stocks for the second day in a row on Tuesday, as the majority of chips posted gains in the wake of the main party leaders’ debate on Monday. After swinging from green to red and back several times, the stock market’s main index closed on the day’s high, but turnover remained low.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 682.17 points, growing 1.36 percent from Monday’s 673 points.
The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 1.06 percent to end at 198.13 points.
The sectoral index of banks gave up 1.77 percent, as Alpha Bank lost 3.45 percent and Eurobank contracted 2.63 percent.
EYDAP (up 5.86 percent) and Hellenic Exchanges (5.77 percent) were the day’s biggest earners among blue chips.
Ellaktor advanced 4.86 percent and Viohalco rose 4.24 percent.
In total 55 stocks reported gains, 30 registered losses and 16 ended unchanged.
Turnover amounted to 27.9 million euros, down from Monday’s 28.4 million.