Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 2.36 percent, standing at 1,271.10 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 12.185 million euros.

All individual sector indices were moving upward, with the biggest gains in Banks, up 3.85 percent; Financial Services, up 3.20 percent and Health, up 3.78 percent.

The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 2.89 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 1.15 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 2.12 percent.

Of the stocks traded, 69 were up, 8 were down, and 12 were unchanged.