Equity prices were rising on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 1.34 percent, standing at 1,651.52 points at 12:15 p.m., and turnover at 37.6 million euros.

Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Insurance, up 3.17 percent; Financial Services, up 2.98 percent; Banks, up 2.68 percent; and Commerce, up 2.44 percent.

The biggest losses were in Media, down 0.59 percent; and Telecoms, down 0.36 percent; and Construction, down 0.27 percent.

The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.59 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 1.16 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.70 percent.

Of the stocks moved, 91 were up, 33 were down, and 30 were unchanged.


source: stockwatch.com.cy  (published 31/3/2009)