Stocks continue 2-day slide

Stocks again dropped significantly for a second consecutive day at the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, bringing the bourse back to 1996 levels. The general index fell to 961.96 -- a decrease of 1.50 percent.
Turnover was a low 52.955 million euros.
The Big Cap index lost 1.46 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.56 pct higher and the Small Cap index posted a marginal 0.21 pct increase.
All sectors posted losses, with Insurance (-4.65 pct) and travel (-6.43 pct) suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 84 to 42 with another 45 issues unchanged.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance: -4.65%
Industrials: -1.62%
Commercial: -2.68%
Construction: -0.92%
Media: Unchanged
Oil & Gas: -2.52%
Personal & Household: -2.63%
Raw Materials: -0.65%
Travel & Leisure: -3.07%
Technology: -1.51%
Telecoms: -2.07%
Banks: -0.21%
Food & Beverages: -2.87%
Health: -1.25%
Utilities: -0.60%
Chemicals: -0.09%
Financial Services: -1.60%

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, OTE and Coca Cola 3E.

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank: 2.58
Public Power Corp (PPC): 6.09
HBC Coca Cola: 15.05
Hellenic Petroleum: 5.39
National Bank of Greece: 3.70
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 2.22
OPAP: 9.18
OTE: 4.25
Bank of Piraeus: 0.68
Titan: 12.76

Foreign Exchange rates - Saturday/Monday

Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.460
Pound sterling 0.882
Danish kroner 7.560
Swedish kroner 9.358
Japanese yen 111.65
Swiss franc  1.151
Norwegian kroner 7.975
Canadian dollar 1.440
Australian dollar 1.399

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