The Athens bourse fell 1.41 percent yesterday as blue chips racked up the steepest losses. The Athens Exchange’s benchmark general index ended at 1,844.43 points. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index declined by 1.59 percent while mid-caps outperformed, giving up 0.85 percent. Betting group OPAP tumbled just over 4 percent to 21 euros. The Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company, whose shares were upgraded to «buy» from «neutral» by Merrill Lynch, eased 0.86 percent to 11.50 euros. Among the blue chip winners was Eurobank, Greece’s second-largest lender, that added 1.05 percent to 5.76 euros. Turnover rose to 119.6 million euros from 82.4 million euros in the previous session.