ECONOMY

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 euro2day.gr 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.