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Investors finally put an end to the Greek bourse benchmark's nine-session slide on Monday. The rise was led by bank and utility stocks, while mid-caps continued their descent. Trading volume was particularly low.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 790.05 points, adding 0.55 percent to Friday's 785.72 points.
A notable 55 percent of Friday's bourse turnover was recorded during the closing auctions on account of the rebalancing of the FTSE indices that affected the stocks of Mytilineos, Sarantis and Viohalco, at the end of another week of losses for the benchmark at Athinon Avenue. Still, mid- and small-caps advanced on the day, meaning the majority of stocks posted gains at the end of trade.
The benchmark of the Greek stock market suffered a considerable slide of more than 2 percent on Friday and the banks index gave up the last of its gains registered since the start of the year, mainly on international concerns regarding the trade war US President Donald Trump is attempting to wage against Europe.