ECONOMY

Correction sees turnover slump

The slight correction continued yesterday on the Greek bourse after the last couple of weeks’ stock rally, with investors displaying significantly more reserved behavior as turnover dipped. The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index shrank to 1,729.27 points, falling by 0.70 percent from Monday’s close. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index declined by 0.68 percent to end at 876.53 points. Intralot outperformed other blue chips with a 5.67 percent rise, ahead of Public Power Corporation (up 2.44 percent) and Hellaktor (1.79 percent). Leading the losers were the blue chips of EFG Eurobank (down 3.67 percent), Coca-Cola Hellenic (3.58 percent), Piraeus Bank (1.89 percent) and Marfin Investment Group (1.81 percent). Turnover slumped to just 96.3 million euros, from 156.5 million euros on Monday.