No end in sight to main index decline

The ninth consecutive day of losses on the Greek bourse on Thursday took its main index to a 15-year low, below the 1,100-point level.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 1,086.43 points, declining by 1.35 percent from Wednesday?s closing at 1,101.31 points. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index dropped by 1.50 percent to end at 470.16 points.

European debt uncertainty could not have left the local bourse intact, though the drop in Athens was not as steep as in other European bourses.

Marfin Investment Group recovered some recent losses, adding 2.56 percent, while Duty Free Shops slid by 7.19 percent, followed by Bank of Cyprus?s drop of 6.34 percent.

In total, 31 stocks moved up, 103 went down and 47 remained unchanged.

Turnover came to 67.6 million euros.