Greek stocks continue slide

Greek stocks continued to fall yesterday after Monday’s slide of nearly 6 percent, despite a minor rebound on other European bourses, analysts said. The Athens bourse’s benchmark general index lost 0.60 percent, or 15.74 points, to end at 2,652.04 points after dipping to an intra-session low of 2,575 points. Buyers selectively bought blue chip stocks which eased 0.36 percent. OPAP rose 2.88 percent to 21.40 euros and Alpha Bank, Greece’s third-largest lender, jumped 2.92 percent to 14.80 euros. The Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, which said yesterday it will announce nine-month earnings on November 5, fell 4.39 percent to 10.90 euros. Turnover reached 340.8 million euros versus 247 million euros in the previous session.