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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-01-28

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  • [01] Greek stocks plunge to lowest levels since Sept 2012‏

  • [01] Greek stocks plunge to lowest levels since Sept 2012‏

    ANA-MPA -- Greek stocks plunged to their lowest levels since early September 2012 in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, hit by a deteriorating climate in the domestic bond market where the three-year bond yield surpassed 16 pct to new all-time highs. Bank shares remained at the epicentre of selling activity with the sector index losing almost 30 pct, for a net loss of over 40 pct in the last three sessions.

    The composite index plunged 9.24 pct to end at 711.13 points, off the day's lows of 708.61 points. The index is down 15.39 pct in the last three sessions, while the bank index is down 43.81 pct. The market's capitalisation fell by 5.8 billion euros, for an accumulated loss of 11.7 billion euros in the last three sessions.

    Turnover was a heavy 199.40 million euros. The Large Cap index dropped 12.10 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 5.98 pct lower. Folli Follie (1.54 pct), Grivalia Properties (1.23 pct) and Viohalco (0.46 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Piraeus Bank (29.26 pct), Alpha Bank (26.76 pct) and Eurobank (25.93 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

    Among market sectors, Commerce (1.49 pct) and Food (0.13 pct) moved highers, while Banks (26.67 pct), Telecoms (12.70 pct) and Travel (10.34 pct) suffered heavy losses. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 91 to 26 with another 13 issues unchanged. AEGEK (15.63 pct), FG Europe (10.59 pct) and Mathios (10.47 pct) were top gainers, while Piraeus Bank (29.26 pct), Moda Bagno (28.39 pct) and Alpha Bank (26.76 pct) were top losers.

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