Wednesday October 22, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
24o C
14o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Iraq concerns take toll on stock market

The turmoil in Iraq sent most European markets into sharp retreat on Friday, and with a benchmark drop of almost 3 percent, the local bourse was no exception. Investors have clearly been far more reserved since the crisis in the oil-rich country erupted earlier this week.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 1,270.69 points, its lowest in the last six sessions, after giving up 2.78 percent from Thursday’s 1,307.08 points.

Friday’s losses pushed the index into negative territory on a weekly basis, as it was down 2.64 percent on last Friday’s closing.

The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 25 declined 2.90 percent to close at 410.74 points, while small-caps inched 0.32 percent lower.

The only blue chips to head north were Coca-Cola HBC (up 0.23 percent) and EYDAP (0.21 percent), while the losers were led by Hellenic Exchanges (down 4.95 percent), the OPAP gaming company (4.78 percent), Terna Energy (4.53 percent), Piraeus Bank (4.49 percent) and Eurobank (4.21 percent).

In total 36 stocks reported gains, 97 sustained losses and 10 remained unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 148.5 million euros, up from Thursday’s 134.7 million.

ekathimerini.com , Friday June 13, 2014 (20:17)  
PPC gets approval for two wind parks in Rodopi
ECB cools speculation over bank health checks ahead of results
Greece´s NBG says Turkish unit to issue new shares
At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
Parliament votes to lift parliamentary immunity of GD MP
The Greek Parliament has voted to lift the parliamentary immunity of Golden Dawn MP Artemis Matthaiopoulos to face charges of robbery. During a vote Wednesday, 198 of the 203 deputies presen...
Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue
Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens. A Culture Ministry statement said Tuesday that th...
Inside News
BASKETBALL
PAOK fans stop coach Markopoulos´s move to Olympiakos
Olympiakos is once again in the lookout for a new coach after the refusal of PAOK to release Soulis Markopoulos, while Panathinaikos defeated Kolossos on Rhodes on Monday to become the only ...
BASKETBALL
Reds lose to Nea Kifissia, search for new coach
Nea Kifissia recorded the biggest win of its short history in the top flight defeating Olympiakos 68-67 on Sunday, in a Basket League weekend marred by the abandonment of the Thessaloniki de...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Careful what you wish for
Everyone is in a rush to become prime minister in this country, as if they have not learned a single thing from its political history. While still in opposition, PASOK’s George Papandreou ma...
EDITORIAL
Taking care of our key industry
It’s time to face facts: Tourism is the country’s heavy industry. The sector’s considerable contribution has served as a stabilizing factor for the local economy, essentially placing the cou...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Parliament votes to lift parliamentary immunity of GD MP
2. PPC gets approval for two wind parks in Rodopi
3. ECB cools speculation over bank health checks ahead of results
4. Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue
5. Turkey to continue seismic surveys, Davutoglu says
6. EU’s Juncker wins Commission-team approval with investment vow
more news
Today
This Week
1. At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
2. Cyprus to block Turkey's EU talks after EEZ violation
3. Juncker’s EU commission team set for parliamentary green light
4. Taprantzis resigns from privatization agency TAIPED
5. EU’s Juncker wins Commission-team approval with investment vow
6. EU's Juncker pledges investment plan for jobs
Today
This Week
1. Possible third figure in Amphipolis mosaic may be uncovered shortly
2. Istanbul skyscraper casts shadow over Greece's banking ambitions
3. Coalition shooting itself in the foot
4. Greece must stick to reforms, says Schaeuble
5. GPO poll gives SYRIZA clear lead over New Democracy
6. Greece’s closed society is central to its current malaise
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.