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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-20

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  • [01] Greek bond market closing report
  • [02] Stocks jumped 2.49 pct

  • [01] Greek bond market closing report

    Turnover in the Greek electronic secondary bond market totaled 926 million euros on Wednesday, of which 575 million euros were buy orders and the remaining 351 million euros were sell orders. The 10-year benchmark bond (July 19, 2019) was the most heavily traded security with a turnover of 635 million euros. The yield spread between the 10-year Greek and German benchmark bonds was 170 basis points, with the Greek bond yielding 5.12 pct and the German Bund 3.42 pct.

    In interbank markets, interest rates moved higher. The 12-month Euribor rate was 1.60 pct, the six-month rate 1.44 pct, the three-month rate 1.24 pct and the one-month rate 0.84 pct.

    [02] Stocks jumped 2.49 pct

    Greek stocks ended sharply higher, after volatile trading, in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The composite index jumped 2.49 pct to end at 2,309.79 points, with turnover a strong 307.6 million euros, of which 4.2 million euros were block trades.

    Most sectors moved upwards, with the Financial Services (6.62 pct), Food/Beverage (6.23 pct) and Raw Materials (6.09 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Media (3.85 pct), Oil (0.70 pct) and Travel (0.41 pct) suffered losses.

    The FTSE 20 index rose 2.80 pct, the FTSE 40 index jumped 3.06 pct and the FTSE 80 index ended 3.63 pct higher. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 181 to 52 with another 37 issues unchanged.

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