ATHEX: Index expands without banks

The statements by European Central Bank Governor Mario Draghi gave Greek stocks a fresh boost on Tuesday, taking the benchmark to yet another 13-month high after the bank holiday - and on improved trading volume too.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 853.32 points, adding 0.70 percent to Friday's 847.36 points. The large-cap FTSE-25 index rose 0.88 percent to end at 2,167.70 points, and the mid-cap index expanded 2.55 percent.

The banks index contracted 0.37 percent, as Eurobank conceded 0.71 percent. Alpha fell 0.60 percent, Piraeus slipped 0.25 percent and National was unchanged, while mid-cap Attica Bank continued its ascent, earning 15.37 percent.

Jumbo outperformed with a rise of 5.11 percent, followed by Motor Oil (up 3.73 percent). Terna Energy gave up 1.29 percent.

In total 55 stocks registered gains, 51 reported losses and 35...

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