Economy of Greece

Greek stocks end positive, very quietly

Thursday's session on the Athens Stock Exchange was even more subdued than recent days, if that is possible.

In the end, the general index, which had been showing mild losses throughout, tipped over into positive territory, closing at 637.27 points, a gain of 0.36%. Late gains in OTE Telecom were the main reason.

Turnover was €23.61 million on volume of 16,373,894 shares.

ATHEX gains, but trade is very thin

he Athens Stock Exchange finally aligned itself with the positive turn on the European markets Tuesday, as it rebounded from Monday's significant losses to close 1.47% higher.

This rebound was achieved on very low turnover, which dropped below €30 million, a clear indication of investors' reluctance to see an upside.

ATHEX: Bourse grows 4.5% in one day

World markets were upbeat on Tuesday, following the announcement of bolstering measures by the central banks of the US and Japan, while expectations for an economic rebound starting in the second half of the year added to global stocks' upward swing. In Greece, Athinon Avenue enjoyed a day of significant gains that rose over the course of the day across the board.

ATHEX: Third day of stock losses

The Fed's {decision on Wednesday to hold the key US interest rates unchanged inflicted losses on most European stock markets on Thursday; the Greek bourse followed suit, with its benchmark heading south for the third day in a row, on the lowest daily turnover in 11 sessions.

Gloomy outlook for households

Two in every three households in Greece are in a worse financial state compared to six months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic's impact on the economy, according to a survey by Intrum.

Greece's 67% rate - matching Romania's - was the highest of the 24 countries that researchers at the Sweden-based credit management services company surveyed, far above the European average of 48%.

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