ECONOMY

ATHEX: Bourse index stays afloat another day

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The Greek bourse saw another mixed session with limited action on Tuesday, as turnover showed some improvement and the benchmark stayed afloat without managing to get a firm grip on the 600-point level it had reached during the day.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 596.65 points, adding just 0.05% to Monday’s 596.34 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 0.13% to 1,434.37 points, though the mid-cap index contracted 0.09%.

The banks index eased 0.17%, with Alpha falling 1.37% and Piraeus slipping 0.27%, while Eurobank rose 0.72% and National earned 0.26%.

Ellaktor stood out with its 6.18 percent jump, followed by Sarantis (up 3.66%) and Viohalco (1.52%). Hellenic Petroleum gave up 2.21%, Piraeus Port Authority parted with 1.92% and Aegean Air declined 1.51%.

In total 39 stocks reported gains, 58 sustained losses and 21 remained unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 39.4 million euros, up from Monday’s €23.3 million.

In Nicosia, the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange decreased 1.52% to close at 47.24 points.