ATHEX: Small rise for stock benchmark as low turnover points to drop in interest

Investors appeared uninspired in what was a fairly quiet session at the Greek stock market on Thursday, with the few traders that could be bothered making select purchases. This took turnover back below the 50-million-euro mark while the benchmark kept to a very narrow range.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 866.18 points, adding 0.47 percent to Wednesday's 862.09 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 0.70 percent to 2,148.13 points.

The banks index improved 0.77 percent, with Eurobank collecting 1.38 percent, National Bank growing 0.80 percent and Alpha earning 0.60 percent, while Piraeus gave up 0.33 percent.

Terna Energy increased 2.36 percent, Public Power Corporation gained 2.09 percent and Hellenic Exchanges climbed 1.72 percent. ADMIE Holdings contracted 1.19 percent.

Forthnet's stock dropped 10.71 percent, just before the...

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