Stock market

ATHEX: Bourse reopens with small rise

Greece's stock market reopened on Tuesday after a four-day recess with minor changes, although on significant turnover. The market appeared to have shaken off the disappointment from the Standard & Poor's decision not to upgrade Greece's rating last Friday, with its impact being limited to some bank stocks. PPC resumed its declined.

Investors see positive prospects in Greek stock market this year

After a difficult and turbulent 2018, the Greek stock market has been savoring its best four-month period since 1999, with only four sessions left till the end of April. The benchmark at Athinon Avenue has recorded gains of 26.92 percent since the start of the year, which is the second highest return in the world after the main bourse in China.

ATHEX: Mild gains on cherry picking

The Athens stock market managed to remain on a rising course on Tuesday, on presentable trading volume, although stocks painted a mixed picture and the banks index headed lower. Traders were very selective, opting to cash in recent bank stock gains while buying into other blue chips and mid-caps.

Foreign investors keep upper hand at bourse

Foreign investors accounted for more than half of total trading activity on Greece's stock market last year, executives at stock and futures operator Hellenic Exchanges said on Wednesday.

Greek equities fell 23.6 percent in 2018, a tough year in which banks took a beating. But mid-cap shares bucked the downtrend for a second straight year.