Piraeus Port Authority
Significant losses over the previous days prompted a reaction from investors in the Greek stock market on Friday, in line with the rebound noted in most European bourses. However the benchmark ended the week almost 5 percent worse off, largely due to the handout package announced by the government on Tuesday.
Another three-day bourse week ended with minor gains for the main index at Athinon Avenue on Friday, in spite of the mixed picture recorded in the session with losses for a slight majority of stocks. Turnover is only expected to pick up from next week, although the market will remain reserved ahead of the May 26 elections.
Only a few days after Greece became the 17th member of the Chinese initiative for Central and Eastern Europe - now called 17+1 - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras traveled to Beijing to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. It was his third visit to the Chinese capital, after July 2016 and May 2017.
The 25 companies that make up the FTSE 25 large-cap index at Athinon Avenue recorded an increase in sales last year - mainly thanks to a robust second half - and a decline in their operating and net profits because of one-off negative results for several blue chip companies, according to data Beta Securities has prepared for Kathimerini.