The Greek bourse benchmark climbed on Friday to highs unseen since late February after its 11th consecutive day of gains, which were quite handsome too, on the day the third-quarter growth data were issued. Likewise, the Greek benchmark 10-year bond yield reached a new low on Friday, at 0.626 percentage points.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 784.95 points, adding 2.36% to Thursday’s 766.82 points. On a weekly basis it collected 6.56%.
The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 2.62% to close at 1,882.60 points and the banks index advanced 5.56%.
National outperformed with an 8.81% jump, followed by Hellenic Exchanges (up 7.20%). Motor Oil earned 5.54%, Alpha Bank improved 4.84%, Eurobank ascended 4.19%, OPAP grew 4.04%, Fourlis Holdings and Piraeus Bank fetched 3.97%, and Coca-Cola HBC rose 3.17%. Sarantis fell 1.64% and PPC eased 1.06%.
In total 85 stocks registered gains, 25 endured losses and 16 stayed put.
Turnover amounted to 96.7 million euros, up from Thursday’s €85.5 million.
In Nicosia, the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange increased 0.74% to 53.13 points.