Foreign investors slightly raised their participation the capitalization of the Athens Stock Exchange in September to 50.8 pct, from 50.2 pct in August, and up compared with 49.8 pct in September 2010, official figures showed on Monday. On the other hand, Greek investors cut their participation to 48 pct of the market’s capitalization in September, from 48.5 pct in August. Foreign investors were net sellers in September, with capital outflows totalling 45.97 million euros, while Greek investors were net buyers with capital inflows totalling 46.48 million euros.

The value of transactions in September totalled 1.36 billion euros, down 11.5 pct from August and sharply down (45.7 pct) compared with September 2010.

Average daily turnover fell to 59.37 million euros in September, from 67.05 million euros in August and 109.38 million euros in September 2010.

The number of active investor codes dropped to 39,517 in September from 57,232 in August and 68,786 in September 2010.

The market’s capitalization was 32.29 billion euros at the end of September, down 12.5 pct from a month earlier and down 42.2 pct from September 2010.