Equity prices were rising on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 2.23 percent standing at 790.13 points at 11.00 am and turnover at 17.10 million euros.

The FTSE/ASE Large Cap index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 2.06 percent and the FTSE/ASE Mid Cap index was up 0.81 percent.

On individual sector indices the biggest gains were in Banks (+3.41 percent), Telecoms (+3.40 percent) and Personal Products (+3.25 percent).

The only losses were in Food (-1.36 percent).

Of the stocks traded, 50 were up, 11 were down and 5 were unchanged.