Stocks give up over 1 percent

Greek stocks lost more than 1 percent yesterday, in step with European bourses, which also headed southward, with mid-caps in Athens showing the least losses. The Athens bourse’s benchmark general index fell 1.09 percent to 2,187.02 points, after dipping to an intra-session low of 2,167 points. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index dropped 1.28 percent to end at 1,103.06 points. National Bank and gambling company OPAP were among the biggest blue chip losers, each shedding more than 3 percent. Cement company Titan advanced 3.81 percent to 19.60 euros. The mid-cap FTSE/ATHEX 40 index eased 0.23 percent, while the small-cap FTSE/ATHEX 80 index also gave up 1.28 percent. Turnover eased to 91.7 million euros from 95.6 million in the previous session.