Local index edges lower
Stocks did notbuild on Wednesday’s gains yesterday as investors went back to waiting for news from the bailout review.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 656.04 points, shedding 0.02 percent from Wednesday’s 656.17 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 0.11 percent to 1,752.86 points. Sarantis stood out among blue chips, rising 1.66 percent, while Hellenic Petroleum gave up 1.51 percent.
In total 47 stocks advanced, 46 declined and 41 stayed put. Turnover came to 32.7 million euros, down from Wednesday’s 60 million.