Greek stocks recover to finish day up 3.2 per cent

ATHENS (AFP) - The Greek stock market finished the day up almost 3.2 per cent on Thursday and the country's four main banks rose nearly 13 per cent, recovering some of their losses from Wednesday.

The Athens stock market had plunged on Wednesday after Greece's new hard-left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras scrapped key privatisation projects and pressed home his demand for a renegotiated deal on the country's multi-billion-euro bailout.