Economic indicators

Bulgaria Ranks 36th in Frasers's 2021 Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report

Bulgaria ranks 36th among 165 countries and territories in Frasers's 2021 Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report, losing four positions from last year, said Tuesday the Institute for Market Economics (IME) which is the local partner of Fraser Institute.
A year earlier Bulgaria was 32nd in the ranking.

ATHEX: Notable rise for majority of stocks

The only way was up on Thursday for most banks after Wednesday's decline, with the credit sector (although not Piraeus Bank) carrying the rest of the stock market to significant gains - albeit not as impressive as some highs recorded during the course of the session. Turnover also headed higher - another encouraging sign.

Turkish cuisine leaves lower carbon footprint: Study

Turkish cuisine causes far less greenhouse gas emissions compared to Italian cuisine, according to a one-year-long study.

The İzmir University of Economics conducted a study to calculate the carbon footprint of food consumption in Turkey.

Fehmi Görkem Üçtuğ, the lead researcher, picked regular vegetarian and vegan menus consisting of the most preferred foods.

ATHEX: Field day for sellers in stock market

The market's focus on the sovereign bond issue left the field wide open for sellers on the local bourse - and they took full advantage of it. Stocks suffered significant losses, again led by the bank sector. It had been expected by many that stocks were set to fall in Athens and the rest of Europe, due to rising concerns over vaccine supplies.

ATHEX: Banks lead index back up to 800 pts

The impressive rebound by bank stocks led the benchmark at Athinon Avenue back up to within sniffing distance of 800 points, and the risers outnumbered the losers by almost three to one. After three days of decline, it was considered about time for this market recovery, as there is no obvious reason for stocks to head lower at this point.

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