Greek banks continued losing capital as savers withdrew more money in March, the Bank of Greece announced on Thursday.

Real estate transactions fell 47 percent in the first quarter of 2011, compared with the corresponding period in 2010, the Bank of Greece announced on Thursday.

Greece’s composite import price index in the industrial sector rose 8.6 pct in March this year, compared with the same month in 2010, after recording a 9.6-pct increase in March 2010, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

OPAP - Greece’s state lottery monopoly - on Thursday announced a general shareholders’ meeting decision of a board plan to pay an 1.54 euros per share dividend to shareholders.