Prices continued to rise over the course of the day on the Greek stock market on Friday, for the benchmark to close the three-session week with an increase that was just shy of 2 percent, even if that was on a holiday turnover level. The healthy gains were in line with the positive performance of most foreign markets.
The Greek stock market succumbed to pressure early on Wednesday but eventually narrowed its morning losses almost down to zero by the close.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 656.92 points, down less than 0.01 percent from Tuesday's 656.96 points. The large-cap FTSE-25 index contracted 0.39 percent to 1,720.96 points, while the mid-cap index expanded 0.46 percent.
The pressure was back on stocks at Athinon Avenue on Tuesday, as market concern over Italy is intensifying and local banks remain an easy target for trader speculation.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 681.17 points, shedding 1.47 percent from Monday's 691.30 points. The large-cap FTSE-25 index contracted 1.19 percent to 1,796.06 points.