ATHEX: Greek stocks rise after PM meets Merkel

Optimists came out on top at the end of Thursday?s Athens bourse session, as the positive signs from the meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to have give the negotiation process a boost. It was the second consecutive day of gains for the benchmark, although trading volume slipped below 100 million euros.

Sellers return to contain Greek bourse rise

The marked rise in turnover at Tuesday?s ATHEX session came about mostly during the containment of the early gains posted in the wake of Monday?s Eurogroup, as the benchmark?s 4 percent morning gains proved no more than a flash in the pan. Trading volume started picking up during the day as the sellers resurfaced to create a mix of green and red on the stock chart.