ECONOMY

Losses of over 3 pct for main bourse index

News of the European Court decision against OPAP’s monopoly and the growing clash between the government and transport unionists sent Greek stocks tumbling on Thursday.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended the day at 987.45 points, shrinking by 3.14 percent from Wednesday’s close of 1,019.41 points. The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX-25 index declined by 3.74 percent, ending at 332.23 points.

The OPAP gaming company plunged 11.46 percent, followed by Marfin Investment Group (down 7.41 percent) and Ellaktor (7.39 percent). Duty Free Shops added 1.21 percent.

In total 43 stocks registered gains, 113 posted losses and 30 remained unchanged.

Turnover grew to 136 million euros, up from Wednesday’s 80 million.