Shares drop for 7th consecutive session

Stocks fell for a seventh consecutive session on Thursday at the Athens Stock Exchange, with bank shares -- a heavily traded sector at the Athens bourse -- again losing significant ground.
The general index lost 0.42 pct to close at 889.17. Turnover was a moderately low 67.76 million euros.
The Big Cap index dropped 0.99 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.96 pct higher and the Small Cap index dropped 0.76 pct.
Telecoms (4.10 pct), Personal Goods (3.83 pct) and Travel (2.72) posted the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Banks (-4.17 pct), and Healthcare (-2.39 pct) recorded the biggest losses of the day.
Broadly, advancers trailed decliners by 60 to 84 with another 43 issues remained unchanged.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance: Unchanged
Industrials: -0.30%
Commercial: +0.05%
Construction: +0.93%
Media: Unchanged
Oil & Gas: +0.41%
Personal & Household: +3.83%
Raw Materials: +0.80%
Travel & Leisure: +2.72%
Technology: +0.56%
Telecoms: +4.10%
Banks: -4.17%
Food & Beverages: -0.09%
Health: -2.39%
Utilities: -0.12%
Chemicals:  +2.56%
Financial Services:  -0.57%

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, OPAP and Alpha Bank.

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  2.00
Public Power Corp (PPC):  5.46
HBC Coca Cola:  14.20
Hellenic Petroleum:  5.22
National Bank of Greece:  3.01
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  1.84
OTE: 4.06
Bank of Piraeus: 0.60
Titan:  12.78

Foreign Exchange rates – Friday
Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.464
Pound sterling  0.894
Danish kroner  7.561
Swedish kroner 9.246
Japanese yen 112.98
Swiss franc  1.163
Norwegian kroner 7.904
Canadian dollar  1.443
Australian dollar  1.395

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