4.08pm BST

Hope the closing figure in Athens isn’t ominous.

Athens ASE Index closes up 3.65% to finish at 666 as bank sell-off stops http://t.co/MJlkyCF6i2 pic.twitter.com/TYFzv8rmBX

3.50pm BST

Speaking of Greece, the Athens stock market has ended the day 3.65% higher.

The beleaguered banking sector moved higher for the first time since the market reopened on Monday, with the banking index rising 17.8% after falling 63% in the previous three days.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS