Economy of Greece

ATHEX: Solid start to the year for bourse

The Greek stock market entered the new year with a strong performance, as its index earned 14 points to climb to levels unseen since end-August. The closing auctions had most of the day's action, with the benchmark closing above the 1,300-point mark, albeit well below the day's highs. Banks and PPC were the main drivers of the price growth.

ATHEX: Banks lead bourse index to losses

Stocks slid somewhat at the Greek bourse on Thursday, one day before the end of the trading year, with the benchmark closing near the day's low, which points to the appetite for some more profit-taking on Friday. The session started with gains over the first hour before sellers took the upper hand, leading the majority of stocks into the red.

ATHEX: Stocks head south at slow pace

The first day of the last week before Christmas started at the Greek stock market with a mixed session, that saw the benchmark and the majority of stocks post losses while mid-caps and banks eased the pressure on the main index. Turnover reverted to the typical level of this month, with traders mostly focusing on profit-taking.

MPs OK 2024 budget

The Greek parliament on Sunday evening approved the government's 2024 budget, the first in 14 years with Greek debt listed at investment grade.

The budget passed on a 158-142 vote in the 300-member body, with only lawmakers from the governing conservative New Democracy party voting for it. In a separate vote, the defense budget was approved 249-51, an unusually wide margin.

Role of manufacturing in the economy returns to pre-crisis levels

The participation of manufacturing in Greece's gross domestic product has returned to the levels of 2008.

According to a study by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE), the participation of the gross added value of the manufacturing sector in GDP increased to 9.1% in 2022, the highest level since 2008.