Stocks give up 1.88 per­cent

Kathimerini English - - Business & Finance -

Greek stocks lost 1.88 per­cent yes­ter­day with sen­ti­ment hurt by un­cer­tainty over whether the rul­ing So­cial­ists can hold on to power and steer the coun­try through the cri­sis.

The Athens bourse’s bench­mark gen­eral in­dex ended at 1,243.05 points.

The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 in­dex gave up 2.14 per­cent to 553.46 points. Banks dipped 3.10 per­cent.

Na­tional Bank tum­bled 5.97 per­cent to 4.57 eu­ros and Eurobank EFG re­treated 0.99 per­cent to 3 eu­ros.

Pi­raeus Bank slipped 1.96 per­cent to 1 euro while Al­pha Bank bucked the trend, adding 2.52 per­cent to 3.26 eu­ros.

Marfin In­vest­ment Group (MIG) plunged 6.35 per­cent to 0.59 eu­ros and Hel­lenic Ex­changes, which op­er­ates the Athens bourse, ended at 4.62 eu­ros, off 4.35 per­cent.

Con­struc­tion com­pa­nies also showed heavy losses. El­lak­tor gave up 5.96 per­cent to 2.05 eu­ros and peer GEK Terna slumped 8.98 per­cent to 1.52 eu­ros.

OTE tele­com fell 2.44 per­cent to 6 eu­ros and power util­ity PPC lost 1.68 per­cent to 9.34 eu­ros.

Turnover rose to 120.6 mil­lion eu­ros ver­sus 79 mil­lion in the pre­vi­ous session.

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