ECONOMY

Bourse suffers more losses after PM’s statement

Banks took another beating at the Greek bourse on Tuesday as investors responded with pessimism to the prime minister?s statement in the afternoon, their message being that a vote of approval for the measures that would secure the next bailout tranche for Greece is by no means a foregone conclusion.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 815.54 points, shedding 0.50 percent from Monday?s closing figure of 819.61.

The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index declined by 0.88 percent to close at 300.30 points and mid-caps rose 0.78 percent.

Eurobank Ergasias lost 9.81 percent and Piraeus Bank 7.96 percent.

In total, 48 stocks registered gains, 85 posted losses and 25 stayed the same.

Turnover came to 106.6 million euros, down from Monday?s 115.2 million.