ASE posts mild gains to end week

The Athens Stock Exchange posted mild gains on low turnover Friday without venturing into negative territory. However, it ended lower for the week for a second consecutive time.

The general index closed at 1,319.52 points, a gain of 0.40%, on turnover of €76.1 million. Blue chips rose 0.41%, mid-caps 1.55% and banks 1.53%.

Μετάλλαξη κορωνοϊού: Με «βουτιά» ξεκινούν οι σημερινές συνεδριάσεις στα ευρωπαϊκά Χρηματιστήρια

Στην αρχή της συνεδρίασης, ο πανευρωπαϊκός δείκτης STOXX 600 υποχώρησε κατά 2,3% 

European shares dip as virus fears intensify

European shares fell for the second straight session on Monday, as fears about the economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic intensified with several nations extending near-total lockdowns to curtail the spread of the flu-like disease.

The pan-European STOXX 600 index was down 0.8 per cent at 07.14 GMT, with energy, industrials and travel and leisure stocks leading declines.

European shares sink again as coronavirus deaths mount

European shares were stuck near seven-year lows on Monday after several countries expanded measures to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, with Italy banning even domestic travel as the number of fatalities there topped 5,400.

The benchmark STOXX 600 index was down 4.6 percent at 0806 GMT, with bourses in Germany, Spain and London leading declines.

ATHEX: Bourse ends quiet week on a high note

The exit of the stocks of Alpha, Eurobank and OTE telecom from the STOXX Europe 600 Index from Monday led to most (i.e. 72 percent) of Friday's sizable trade being centered around them. This, along with the September triple witching sent turnover soaring and gave the benchmark a much-needed boost at the end of another week of losses.