Greek stocks suffered another heavy blow in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, hit by global concerns over developments in a debt crisis hitting the Eurozone and worries over a double dip recession in the US economy. The composite index of the market dropped 2.25 pct to end at 1,062 points, for a net loss of 11.81 pct in the week. The index is now down 24.89 pct so far this year, while its losses totaled 16.31 pct during the 10-day decline. Turnover improved slightly to 87.878 million euros.
The Big Cap index dropped 2.35 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 3.95 pct lower and the Small Cap index fell 1.87 pct. Coca Cola 3E (0.91 pct) was the only blue chip to end higher, while Folli Follie (10.59 pct), Viohalco (7.54 pct), PPC (6.72 pct) and Ellaktor (5.14 pct) were top losers.
The Media (2.70 pct) and Food (0.84 pct) sectors scored gains, while Commerce (10.21 pct), Utilities (6.18 pct) and Industrial Products (4.03 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 107 to 27 with another 41 issues unchanged. Medicon (9.55 pct), G.E. Dimitriou (8.33 pct) and MIG Real Estate (7.57 pct) were top gainers, while NEL (16.67 pct), Alapis (16 pct) and Haidemenos (12 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance: Unchanged
Industrials: -4.03%
Commercial: -10.21%
Construction: -2.34%
Media: +2.70%
Oil & Gas: -1.88%
Personal & Household: -3.91%
Raw Materials: -2.21%
Travel & Leisure: -4.38%
Technology: -3.18%
Telecoms -2.69%
Banks: -1.88%
Food & Beverages: +0.84%
Health: -4.49%
Utilities: -6.18%
Chemicals: -3.92%
Financial Services: -3.25%

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, Bank of Cyprus, EFG Eurobank Ergasias and OPAP.

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank: 2.78
Public Power Corp (PPC): 6.80
HBC Coca Cola: 16.60
Hellenic Petroleum: 6.06
National Bank of Greece: 4.23
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 2.42
OPAP: 10.12
OTE: 4.70
Bank of Piraeus: 0.71
Titan: 13.83

Foreign Exchange rates - Saturday/Monday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.436
Pound sterling 0.882
Danish kroner  7.560
Swedish kroner 9.345
Japanese yen  112.92
Swiss franc  1.101
Norwegian kroner 7.900
Canadian dollar 1.410
Australian dollar 1.374