Economy of Greece

A dark day for Athens bourse due to a mix of factors

A combination of concern in the Eurogroup over the future of the Greek economy if the country were to exit the bailout program and of negative data on German growth led the Greek stock market to one of its worst sessions in the last decade yesterday. Resistance to keep the benchmark above 1,000 points was crushed, pushing the bourse to another year-low.

Greek court rules OPAP's monopoly is legal

A Greek court ruled on Tuesday that OPAP’s betting monopoly in the country is legal, court officials said, rejecting a longstanding challenge by rival firms and securing the company’s market dominance in Greece.

OPAP, one of Europe’s biggest betting firms, has the exclusive right to offer lotteries in debt-laden Greece until 2030 and sports betting until 2020.

Main stock index slides for 6th month in succession

The moderate growth posted by the Athens benchmark at the end of Tuesday’s trading failed to avert another monthly drop – the sixth in a row for the Greek bourse’s main index, which in September gave up 8.63 percent of its value. It was the first time in three years that the bourse declined for a sixth month in succession.

Stocks post correction after Friday’s major gains

After posting unexpectedly high growth (3.67 percent) on Friday, the Greek benchmark headed south on Monday, as investors were not convinced by the FTSE decision to allow the local market to keep its developed label (for now), given that it had been demoted to emerging status by MSCI and S&P Dow Jones.