ATHEX posts cor­rec­tion

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

In­vestorscashed in the gains chalked up over six con­sec­u­tive ses­sions of growth for lo­cal stocks, send­ing the bench­mark into neg­a­tive ter­ri­tory.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 623.63 points yes­ter­day, shed­ding 1.41 per­cent from Wed­nes­day’s 632.51 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex fell 1.94 per­cent to 1,682.02 points.

Banks gave up 5.23 per­cent, as Pi­raeus dropped 5.77 per­cent and Eurobank slid 5.61 per­cent.

In to­tal 31 stocks grew, 61 fell and 20 stayed put. Turnover amounted to 43 mil­lion eu­ros, down from Wed­nes­day’s 76.4 mil­lion.

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