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Action at the Greek bourse was focused on the message from the European Central Bank Governing Council meeting on Thursday, mainly to the benefit of bank stocks.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 595.90 points, adding 0.49 percent to Wednesday's 593.02 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index rose 0.50 percent to end at 1,581.75 points.
The benchmark on the Greek bourse on Wednesday edged up for a fourth straight day to reach levels unseen since the British referendum on its departure from the European Union on June 23. Yet a drop among small-caps meant that the majority of stocks in the market registered losses and trading volume returned to below 30 million euros, as traders remain in search of a new direction.
The Greek bourse moved in line with the majority of eurozone markets on Wednesday, posting a mild correction after two sessions of gains for most of its stocks. Turnover dropped again as traders await the outcome of this weekend's annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and Monday's Eurogroup.