ATHEX: Stock growth continues for a third day

Unfazed by the domestic turmoil over the controversial agreement between Athens and Skopje and the no-confidence motion against the government, investors sent local stocks higher for a third day on Thursday, with turnover matching Wednesday's.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 778.71 points, adding 1.17 percent to Wednesday's 769.68 points. The large-cap FTSE-25 index expanded 1.27 percent to 2,053.22 points, while small-caps edged 0.09 percent lower.

The banks index grew 4 percent as National soared 5.65 percent, Alpha jumped 4.45 percent, Piraeus grabbed 3 percent and Eurobank improved 2.41 percent.

Among other blue chips, Sarantis rose 2.13 percent, Viohalco increased 2 percent and EYDAP climbed 1.92 percent, while GEK Terna contracted 1.37 percent, Jumbo decreased 1.15 percent and Aegean Air gave up 1.02 percent.

In total 64 stocks...

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