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Banks lead second day of stock gains

The general index closed at 634.97 points, up 1.37% and very near the intraday high of 635.41.

This gain may have limited the losses of previous sessions but the fact remains that the index has been confined within a narrow band above 600 points over the last few months at a time when other markets have thrived, despite the pandemic. Athens remains a disappointing performer.

Eurobank more than doubles Q1 earnings

Greece's third-largest lender Eurobank more than doubled its first-quarter net profit on the back of lower provisions for impaired loans and higher fee and commission income, it said on Friday.
Eurobank, which is 2.4% owned by the country's HFSF bank rescue fund, reported net earnings of 57 million euros, up from €22 million in last year's first quarter.

ATHEX: Rebalancing leads to jump in turnover

The upcoming rebalancing of the MSCI Greek stock indexes and profit taking after five consecutive days of gains led to losses at Athinon Avenue on Friday, with a huge daily turnover. Notably 70% of trading volume took placing during the closing auctions. The benchmark of the Athens stock market ended May with a monthly advance of 3.87%, though banks lost 2.94%.

Greece’s Eurobank more than doubles Q1 profit as loan-loss provisions drop

Greece's third-largest lender Eurobank more than doubled its first-quarter net profit on the back of lower provisions for impaired loans and higher fee and commission income, it said on Friday.

Eurobank, which is 2.4% owned by the country's HFSF bank rescue fund, reported net earnings of 57 million euros ($63.4 million), up from 22 million euros in last year's first quarter.

ATHEX: Banks grow 12.3% to lead index higher

Despite the hour-long interruption to Tuesday's trading session due to a technical failure, bank stocks staged an impressive rebound of more than 12%, taking the benchmark at Athinon Avenue to fresh gains. The international climate continues to improve as hopes for a coronavirus vaccine keep growing, helping turnover in the local market to recover.

ATHEX: Strong rise in stock market led by PPC

The decision by the European Central Bank to include Greece in an emergency bond-buying program gave Greek securities a much-needed boost on Thursday, with sovereign bond yields tumbling and stocks jumping at Athinon Avenue. Public Power Corporation closed almost at its limit-up, while banks struggled to keep up with the other blue chips.

Eurobank completes hypermarkets acquisition

Eurobank on Thursday announced the completion of the acquisition of properties housing four Sklavenitis hypermarkets - two in Athens and two in Thessaloniki - with a total area of 90,000 square meters.
These were the properties former subsidiary Grivalia Properties Real Estate Investment Company had agreed to acquire in March 2019.

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