ECONOMY

A quiet week for the market

The Athens Stock Exchange composite share-price index closed last Friday at 3,931.05 points, a drop of 3.16 points or 0.08 percent on the previous week’s close. Turnover rose to 1.49 billion euros, an average of 298.55 million euros per session, from 265.98 million the previous week. Most major indices declined: the exception was the FTSE/Athex Mid 40, which gained 1.10 percent to close at 4,356.75 points. The FTSE/Athex 20 index of blue chips declined 0.42 percent to close at 2,143.57 points, the FTSE/Athex Small-Cap 80 declined 0.61 percent to close at 784.10 points, the composite FTSE/Athex 140 index declined 0.09 percent to close at 4,750.18 points and the FTSE/Athex International index declined 0.08 percent to close at 5,570.47 points. Eleven of the 17 sectoral indices posted gains. Top gainers were media and publishing (2.82 percent), foods and beverages (2.26 percent) and financial services (2.16 percent). Top losers were insurance (4.02 percent), oil and gas (2.56 percent) and travel and leisure (2.35 percent). Among individual titles, the top gainers were Technical Publications (15.38 percent), Nick Galis (14.72 percent), Euroholdings (11.36 percent) and Ilektroniki Athinon and Allatini Ceramics (10 percent each). Top losers were Olympic Technical (14.19 percent), Tria Alfa (13.84 percent) and Naoussa Spinning Mills (12.50 percent). Betting firm OPAP topped the list of the most heavily traded shares, with an average turnover of 42.61 million euros per session. It was trailed by National Bank (39.55 million), Piraeus Bank (26.96 million), telecoms firm OTE (20.82 million) and Alpha Bank (14.62 million).