ECONOMY

Bourse keeps sliding in the absence of fresh capital

The trading week ended with more losses for the majority of stocks on the Greek bourse as the market seems unable to attract fresh capital.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended the day at 728.93 points, giving up 0.79 percent from Thursday?s closing level of 734.77 points. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index lost 0.77 percent to close at 282.58 points. On a weekly basis the main index dropped by 5.66 percent.

OTE telecom outperformed with gains of 6.69, but almost all other blue chips declined, led by Mytilineos (down 4.24 percent) and National Bank (3.52 percent).

In total, 60 stocks registered gains, 76 posted losses and 25 remained unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 34.4 million euros, down from 41.6 million on Thursday.