ATHEX: Stocks head higher for another week

The benchmark index of the Greek stock market posted a weekly advance at the end of Friday's session, buoyed by Standard & Poor's credit rating upgrade for Greece and hopes that DBRS will follow suit. That enthusiasm appeared to run out of steam on Friday though, as trade slumped and the main index ended marginally lower on the day.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 880.36 points, shedding 0.25 percent from Thursday's 882.57 points. On a weekly basis it rose 0.92 percent.

The large-cap FTSE 25 index contracted 0.22 percent to 2,184.18 points, while the mid-cap index expanded 0.08 percent and small-caps earned 0.19 percent.

The banks index eased 0.16 percent, as Piraeus shrank 1.28 percent, National fell 0.53 percent and Alpha slipped 0.05 percent, while Eurobank climbed 0.44 percent. Cenergy Holdings grew 1.95 percent and OPAP rose 1.85 percent...

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