Legislative act sees bourse gains vanish

The government?s decision to introduce a legislative act forcing state entities to submit their cash reserves to the Bank of Greece canceled out all gains that stocks had notched up in the week?s opening session at Athinon Avenue, while banks shook off the threat by eurozone central bankers that the Greek credit system may soon be short of collateral for drawing liquidity.

Fresh growth for stocks as fears subside

Growing optimism among traders and investors that this month’s elections will not result in a leap into the unknown for the economy, reflected also in statements by Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis, gave local stocks fresh impetus on Friday, although turnover remained very low in what was the first session of the new year.

Stocks give up 3.9 pct as snap elections loom

The stock market regained its composure somewhat after Parliament’s widely anticipated failure to elect a new president and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s announcement of general elections next month, as losses of up to 11 percent in afternoon trade were reduced to less than 4 percent by the end of the first session after Christmas.