ECONOMY

Athens stocks slide continues in line with global bourses

Stocks declined for a 10th day in a row on Friday, in line with the trend across global markets and amid fresh worries concerning the eurozone debt crisis.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 1,062 points, declining by 2.25 percent from Thursday?s closing at 1,086.43 points. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index dipped 2.35 percent to end at 459.09 points.

Mid-caps fared worse as their index tumbled by 3.95 percent.

In the last month the main index has lost 17.4 percent of its value.

Duty Free Shops slid by 10.59 percent, Viohalco dropped by 7.54 percent and Marfin Popular Bank fell by 6.98 percent. The only blue chip to buck the trend was Coca-Cola HBC, with a 0.91 percent rise.

In total, 24 stocks moved up, 107 went down and 40 remained unchanged.

Turnover came to 87.8 million euros.