Stocks end week up 0.66 percent

Greek stocks rose yesterday, in step with advancing European peers, as mid-caps outperformed. The Athens bourse’s benchmark general index gained 0.66 percent to 2,527.11 points, racking up gains of 4.20 percent for the week. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index firmed 0.43 percent to 1,333.39 points. Betting company OPAP jumped 5.17 percent to 18.10 euros. OPAP CEO Christos Hadjiemmanuil told website yesterday that the government will suspend a new gaming tax law until after the October 4 elections. Hellenic Exchanges, the group that operates the Athens bourse, fell 3.32 percent to 7.87 euros. The mid-cap FTSE/ATHEX 40 index advanced 1.15 percent. Turnover reached 206.1 million euros versus 500 million euros in the previous session.