Piraeus Port Authority

ATHEX: Unlikely rise for stocks

Greek stocks surprised observers on Wednesday, as prices rose despite the pressure on most foreign stock markets. The increase in bond prices, in harmony with the rest of the eurozone, and the drop in the T-bill auction rate on Wednesday played a role in the growth of stocks.

Four suitors for Thessaloniki Port, Cosco is not involved

Four bids are expected to be tabled this week for the 67 percent stake in Thessaloniki Port Authority, Kathimerini understands.

The deadline of the tender - which has been going on since the summer of 2014 - is this Friday at 7 p.m. and the binding bids will be tabled at Morgan Stanley in London.

Greek economy minister sees deal with EU/IMF on reforms next week

Greece should reach a deal with its eurozone partners and the International Monetary Fund next week on a package of reforms, which will help to unlock remaining bailout funds, the country's economy minister said on Wednesday.

"I think talks will lead to a deal next week. The agreement will close on (Greek Orthodox) Easter week," Economy Minister George Stathakis told Skai TV.