Buyers got back to strengthening their positions on the Greek bourse on Wednesday, taking the majority of stocks close to the day's highs at the close after a rather wobbly start due to the release of the European Commission's third assessment report. Even so, the session's turnover was less than half that recorded on Tuesday.
The MSCI Standard Greece index rebalancing, with the return to its ranks of National Bank, and the continued euphoria from political developments in Athens saw the Greek bourse extend its gains on Tuesday and double Monday's daily turnover, as positive reviews from foreign firms and agencies poured in following the announcement of a snap election.
Significant losses over the previous days prompted a reaction from investors in the Greek stock market on Friday, in line with the rebound noted in most European bourses. However the benchmark ended the week almost 5 percent worse off, largely due to the handout package announced by the government on Tuesday.