Bank stocks affect index
Bank stocks shrank 5.88 percent yesterday leading the Greek bourse to a decline, with the benchmark closing near the day’s low.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 562.84 points, shedding 1.11 percent from Wednesday’s 569.16 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index contracted 2.01 percent to end at 1,501.49 points, though mid-caps advanced 0.81 percent.
In total 42 stocks expanded, 45 dropped and 13 stayed put. Turnover reached 39.2 million euros, up from Wednesday’s 25.3 million.