ATHEX: Slight weekly gains for main bourse index

Another three-day bourse week ended with minor gains for the main index at Athinon Avenue on Friday, in spite of the mixed picture recorded in the session with losses for a slight majority of stocks. Turnover is only expected to pick up from next week, although the market will remain reserved ahead of the May 26 elections.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 774.37 points, shedding 0.10 percent from Thursday's 775.16 points. On a weekly basis it posted a 0.21 percent increase.

The large-cap FTSE-25 index contracted 0.58 percent to 2,000.42 points, but mid-caps expanded 0.36 percent.

The banks index improved 0.38 percent, containing its weekly decline to 1.36 percent. Piraeus climbed 3.05 percent, National earned 1.18 percent and Eurobank increased 0.86 percent, as Alpha slipped another 1.10 percent. Piraeus Port Authority added 3.26 percent,...

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