Stocks slip on broad losses

Greek stocks fell more than 1 percent yesterday as losses on international bourses prompted across-the-board selling in Athens. The Athens bourse’s benchmark general index slipped 1.26 percent to 2,477.98 points. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index retreated 1.21 percent to 1,308.90 points. National Bank bucked the trend, rising 1.37 percent to 22.99 euros. Marfin Investment Group also jumped 4.41 percent to 2.84 euros. Profit-taking was heavy in recent outperformers Eurobank and Piraeus Bank, which each dropped 5.30 percent and 4.55 percent, respectively. The FTSE/ATHEX 80 index showed slighter losses, falling 0.62 percent. Turnover reached 213.7 million euros versus 194 million previously.