Stocks give up 0.74 per­cent

Kathimerini English - - Business -

Greek stocks re­treated yes­ter­day with in­vestors ner­vously await­ing the vote on the gov­ern­ment’s midterm plan next week, whose ap­proval is needed to se­cure the next tranche of bailout money.

The Athens bourse’s bench­mark gen­eral in­dex eased 0.74 per­cent to 1,232.60 points, re­treat­ing 1.71 per­cent for the week.

The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 in­dex dipped 0.87 per­cent to end at 548.84 points. Banks slipped 0.35 per­cent on mixed per­for­mances in the sec­tor.

Na­tional Bank gave up 0.87 per­cent to 4.57 eu­ros and Eurobank EFG ended at 3.04 eu­ros, off 0.98 per­cent.

How­ever, Pi­raeus Bank rose 0.98 per­cent to 1.03 eu­ros, in line with peer Al­pha, which firmed 1.26 per­cent to 3.21 eu­ros.

OPAP un­der­per­formed, drop­ping 4.08 per­cent to 10.35 eu­ros and OTE tele­com fell 1.48 per­cent to 6.01 eu­ros.

Turnover reached 59 mil­lion eu­ros, ver­sus 57 mil­lion in the pre­vi­ous session.

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