ECONOMY

Bourse gives up 0.56 percent

Greek stocks posted losses for the fifth day in succession on Friday, ending a week dominated by the negative financial figures issued by the majority of listed companies.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 1,526.60 points, dropping by 0.56 percent from Thursday?s close at 1,535.19 points. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index contracted by 0.76 percent to end at 700.72 points.

OPAP led the blue chips with gains of 3.24 percent, along with Ellaktor (3.23 percent) and Viohalco (1.95 percent). Worst off were Bank of Cyprus (down 3.52 percent), Public Power Corporation (2.53 percent) and OTE telecom (2.16 percent). National Bank lost 1.75 percent.

In total, 57 stocks moved up, 95 went down and 51 remained unchanged. Vivere led the gainers with growth of 14.81 percent, while Pairis Plastics posted the biggest loss, amounting to 19.61 percent.

Turnover came to 101.8 million euros, against 94.8 million on Thursday.