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ATHEX: Fourth day of stock growth

The Greek bourse benchmark rose for a fourth consecutive session on Thursday, with most stocks posting gains, although not to the extent observed in recent days.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 670.42 points, adding 0.28 percent to Wednesday's 668.55 points.

ATHEX: Stocks bounce back on news about progress in review talks

Reports of a near-agreement between Athens and its creditors in Brussels on the majority of issues found at least a few investors in the Greek stock market willing to give them the benefit of the doubt on Monday. The benchmark posted a moderate rise, albeit on low trading volume.

ATHEX: Stock index saves the best for last

A late rally of bank stocks and a few other blue chips offset the losses the benchmark had incurred during most of Wednesday's session to end in the green, although losers outnumbered climbers. Reports of convergence between government ministers and creditors' representatives in Brussels played a major part in that late surge.

ATHEX: Late selling in bank stocks sends index south again

Reports that Monday's Eurogroup had ended without any news of progress in the negotiations between Athens and its creditors inflicted a late blow on the Greek bourse benchmark yesterday, with the impact felt mostly by bank stocks. In fact the majority of stocks remained in the green on closing, unaffected by the concerns mainly coming from foreign investors.

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