Friday October 24, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
19o C
12o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Gloom sinks stocks for eighth day

Investor anxiety regarding the outlook for Greek banks combined with heightened insecurity on foreign markets on Wednesday to drive Greek stocks sharply lower for an eighth straight session. This was in tandem with bourses abroad, hit by speculation about a further deterioration in trade relations with Russia and news that Italy is back in recession.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) sank 2.66 percent, closing at 1,094.51 points and compounding losses of 9.97 percent in the last eight sessions.

Large-caps, especially banks, bore the brunt of the correction, with their index shedding 2.84 percent. Mid-caps were down 1.74 percent. The banks index plunged 5.71 percent to 138 points, led by Piraeus, which crashed 11.27 percent lower. Eurobank and Alpha Bank were 5.58 percent and 4.50 percent lower respectively. National Bank, which as of Thursday replaces Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo in the Stoxx Global 1800 and Stoxx Europe 600, shed 1.76 percent. OTE telecom lost 2.54 percent. In contrast, betting firm OPAP gained 0.68 percent. Turnover soared to 252.14 million euros, of which 74 percent was accounted for by banks, mainly National and Piraeus.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday August 6, 2014 (21:25)  
Tax rate cut in catering sector has paid off
Improvement in VAT collection
Just two banks seen to require more capital
Solidarity levy extended to 2016 in bid to meet targets
Interior Minister accused of not paying his health fund contributions
The health fund for journalists (EDOEAP) said on Thursday that Interior Minister Argyris Dinopoulos, a former reporter, had not paid any contributions between 2009 and 2013 but continued to ...
EU leaders to support Cyprus over EEZ rights
European Union leaders are expected to express “serious concern” on Friday at Turkey’s breach of Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as it emerged on Thursday that a third Turkish warship...
Inside News
SOCCER
Panathinaikos snatches point at Eindhoven
Panathinaikos offered its fans a glimpse of its glorious past in European competitions snatching a draw at PSV Eindhoven, on an otherwise bad night for Greek soccer in the Europa League, as ...
BASKETBALL
Greens succumb to first loss at Bayern
Panathinaikos’s unbeaten run in all competitions came an end on Thursday as the Greek champion lost 81-75 at Bayern Munich for the Euroleague. Bayern is a team that improves every year, and ...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Tension for tension’s sake?
It is evident that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan feeds off tension. He would barely have achieved as much as he has – and prevailed – if he had not been so keen to confront a series...
EDITORIAL
Testing ground
The Regional Authority of Attica is a good testing ground for politicians who appear to thrive on accusations to prove whether they can actually solve major problems of a practical nature. T...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Panathinaikos snatches point at Eindhoven
2. Greens succumb to first loss at Bayern
3. Tax rate cut in catering sector has paid off
4. Improvement in VAT collection
5. Just two banks seen to require more capital
6. Solidarity levy extended to 2016 in bid to meet targets
more news
Today
This Week
1. Strong winds hamper sea travel
2. TBEX brings together 800 travel bloggers in Athens
3. Samaras to represent Anastasiades at European Council meeting
4. Spanish unemployment lowest since 2011 as economy grows
5. Cyprus president to sit out EU summit due to high blood pressure
6. Arrivals show increase in January-June 2014 period
Today
This Week
1. The past, present and future of the Greek debt crisis
2. Coalition shooting itself in the foot
3. Greece’s closed society is central to its current malaise
4. Greece must stick to reforms, says Schaeuble
5. At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
6. Cyprus to block Turkey's EU talks after EEZ violation
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.