ECONOMY

Mid-caps pull market higher

The local bourse posted gains for the second session in a row, but the turnover was disappointingly low. Mid-caps actually outperformed the market. The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index moved up to 2,199.11 points yesterday, rising by 1.47 percent from Tuesday’s close. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index increased by 1.24 percent to end up at 1,121.93 points. The mid-cap FTSE/ATHEX 40 index registered daily gains of 2.14 percent. Posting the biggest gains among blue chips yesterday were the stocks of Mytilineos (up 6.07 percent), Viohalco (6.03 percent), Titan cement (4.43 percent) and Hellenic Petroleum (4.12 percent). The losses shown by EFG Eurobank, Motor Oil, Bank of Cyprus and Piraeus Bank remained below 1 percent. Turnover reached just 133.5 million euros, the lowest of the last couple of months.