ECONOMY

Benchmark index slide reined in by CCHBC

The Greek stock market benchmark endured on Thursday a fourth consecutive day of losses that were limited by the big gains enjoyed by Coca-Cola HBC, the local blue chip with the highest capitalization.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 986.76 points, shedding 1.01 percent from Wednesday’s 996.82 points. The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX-25 index shrank by 1.17 percent, ending at 332.15 points.

The Coke bottler gained 4.93 percent, while PPC gave up 5.78 percent.

In total 47 stocks went up, 118 posted losses and 19 remained unchanged.

Turnover came to 74 million euros, up from Wednesday’s 49.8 million.