Stock losses mount due to pro­longed un­cer­tainty

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The pro­longed un­cer­tainty over Greek banks’ share cap­i­tal in­creases and the de­layed re­turn of cred­i­tor rep­re­sen­ta­tives to Athens yes­ter­day con­tin­ued to cast a shadow over the lo­cal bourse, which suf­fered losses for a fourth con­sec­u­tive ses­sion.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 1,215.34 points, shed­ding 1.95 per­cent from Mon­day’s 1,239.48 points. Losses since the de­cline started have risen to 5.33 per­cent. The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 con­tracted by 1.63 per­cent to 401.11 points.

Coca-Cola HBC led the blue chip gain­ers, adding 2.19 per­cent, while Pub­lic Power Cor­po­ra­tion grew by 5.31 per­cent, Marfin In­vest­ment Group rose by 5.19 per­cent and Hel­lenic Ex­changes de­clined by 4.37 per­cent.

In to­tal 42 stocks posted gains, 97 sus­tained losses and 15 stayed un­changed.

Turnover reached 109.4 mil­lion eu­ros, up from Mon­day’s 67.8 mil­lion.

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