ATHEX: Stocks index down 0.57 percent


The closing auctions sent the Greek bourse benchmark into the red on Thursday, while the OPAP gaming company dominated trading for the second day in a row.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 578.23 points, shedding 0.57 percent from Wednesday’s 581.56 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index fell 0.13 percent to 1,529.32 points.

OPAP rose 2.33 percent, accounting for over a third of turnover, which came to 33.6 million euros, down from Wednesday’s 55.5 million.

In total 39 stocks advanced, 57 declined and 18 stayed put.

The general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange in Nicosia declined 0.66 percent to close at 66.25 points.