GREEK FINANCIAL MARKET
The General Index in Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) closed at 1,042.16 posting profits of 0.67%, in a turnover of €62.24mn.
The Finance Minister Mr. Yannis Stournaras said that the economy could begin recovering by the end of 2013 as investors and depositors regain confidence in Greece. However, he said that 2013 will be a very difficult year, underscoring investor concerns that social unrest could resume (Bloomberg).
Industrial Output December, CPI January
- OTE: The Company agreed to sell its satellite unit Hellas SAT to Saudi Arabia-based Arabsat for €208mn as part of measures to cut its debt. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of the year. We remind that the company plans to sell its Bulgarian unit Globul, but sources have said that it might reconsider the sale after the successful bond issue last month.
- Greek Banks: The Finance Minister Mr. Yannis Stournaras said there is little scope to tweak the terms of the recapitalization plan for the banks and he added that setting up a so-called bad bank to take on non-performing loans in the system is not a priority.
FTSE 20 March future:
- Support levels: 348-342-336. Resistance levels: 360-366-372.
- Support levels: 1,030-1,024-1,016. Resistance levels: 1,050-1,065-1,080.
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