Stocks in the Greek bourse were once again swayed by banks that dragged the market lower on Tuesday, accelerating the benchmark's decline toward the 900-point mark.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 911.82 points, shedding 0.86 percent from Monday's 919.77 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index contracted 0.95 percent to 2,291.80 points.
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The Greek benchmark was buoyed by bank stocks and prearranged transactions on Tuesday, and ended the session safely clear of the 900-point zone. Turnover also showed a marked improvement.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 917 points, adding 1.55 percent to Monday's 902.98 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 1.53 percent to 2,296.31 points.
No one will win in the East Mediterranean if each party continues to stick to a philosophy of "us against them" and strives for the biggest piece of pie as regards energy resources, US Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon told Kathimerini Cyprus in an exclusive interview.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades says Nicosia's energy plans are moving forward while criticizing Ankara for seeking preconditions for dialogue.
Anastasiades, who attended an event for the Maronite community on Sunday, told reporters that Nicosia would press on with energy plans even if Turkey were to propose a drilling freeze on all sides.