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The benchmark ASE Index rose 68.68, or 5 percent, to 1,438.03. The FTSE/ASE 20 Index of the country’s biggest companies advanced 6 percent to 673.86. The Cypriot General Index gained 7.2 percent to 1,035.38.

Folli-Follie Group (HDF GA) plans to open 35 new stores in China in 2011, Kathimerini reported, citing comments from Vice President Giorgios Koutsolioutsos. The shares were unchanged at 12 euros.

Gek Terna SA (GEKTERNA GA): The Greek energy holding company had its share-price estimate cut at Marfin Analysis to 4.9 euros from 5.8 euros. The shares added 1 percent to 2.91 euros.

Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA (HTO GA): Moody’s Investors Services placed the Baa2 rating for Greece’s largest telephone-services provider on review for possible downgrade. The shares rose 6 percent to 7.15 euros.

Public Power Corp SA (PPC GA: Greece yesterday proposed to the European Commission that the country further liberalize its energy market by exchanging lignite-powered capacity produced by Greece’s biggest electricity producer. The stock added 3.3 percent to 10.9 euros.

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