ATHEX: Early losses give way to late growth

The Greek stock market opened the week with a 2.1% decline in Monday's first few minutes, as a result of the shocking news of Credit Suisse's demise and takeover by fellow Swiss lender UBS, but stocks gradually began to recover and swung back into the black as the session progressed to close with moderate gains in their majority.

Local credit system is steady

Against the backdrop of this month's global financial system turmoil, Greek banks announced results that show that the chapter of losses from the management of bad loans has been closed for good and they are now focusing on the qualitative improvement of their profitability.