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ATHEX: Index climbs to highs unseen since capital controls were imposed

It took the benchmark of the Greek stock exchange more than 11 years to repeat the feat of 10 consecutive sessions of growth, but it did just that on Monday for the first time since January 2006, despite the correction seen across most European bourses. It also bodes well for the market that it closed at the day's high and trading volume rose above the 100-million-euro mark again.

ATHEX: Seventh day of stock growth in succession

The benchmark of the Greek stock market prose for the seventh session in a row on Wednesday, on the eve of an extraordinary meeting of the Euro Working Group to discuss progress in talks on Greece's bailout review. Alpha Bank buoyed all the main indices higher while trading volume remained above 100 million euros.

ATHEX: Benchmark adds over 6 pct in a week

The benchmark of the Greek bourse has ended the month on a new 18-month high on the back of expectations for a completion to the bailout review next month and the strengthening of the eurozone with the result of next weekend's French presidential election. Trading volume finally returned to a satisfactory level on Friday.

ATHEX: Bourse index rises above 700 points

The benchmark of the Athens bourse has cleared the 700-point bar for the first time since early November 2015 after a third consecutive northbound session on Wednesday, while the banks index has now offset all of the losses incurred over the course of this year. Turnover remained on a level reminiscent of the years before the capital controls were imposed.

ATHEX: New 17-month high for bourse

European markets on Tuesday continued riding the wave of enthusiasm resulting from the first round of the French election on Sunday, which, combined with the resumption of the bailout review negotiations in Athens, gave Greek stocks even greater momentum. The benchmark ended a mere whisker away from the 700-point mark and the day's trading volume came to almost 80 million euros.

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