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ATHEX: Local index slumps below 1,400-pt mark

The index rebalancing, the constant rally of stocks in recent weeks, the decline of Piraeus Bank (the protagonist of the past week) and the reservations investors showed in foreign markets contributed to a day of major losses at the Greek stock market on Monday, which brought the benchmark below the 1,400-point mark on unusually high turnover.

ATHEX: Dead heat for stocks in bourse

Stocks were evenly split between winners and losers at Wednesday's session in the Greek bourse, though the benchmark recovered half of the ground it had lost on Tuesday, all in the context of the completion of Piraeus Bank's share placement. This has absorbed a significant portion of the market's liquidity, not only this week but also in the previous couple of weeks.

ATHEX: Trading day for all kinds of tastes

Tuesday offered traders at Athinon Avenue an extensive menu for all appetites, ranging from the drop in bank prices, led by Piraeus after the soaring of the stock on Monday, to the rise of most stocks and the mid-cap index. The benchmark came off Monday's 13-year record high to post some losses, while turnover remained at high levels.

ATHEX: Benchmark climbs for sixth week

In anticipation of the Piraeus Bank placement next week, the Greek stock market had a rather quiet day on Friday, at the closing of another week of gains for the main index at Athinon Avenue, the sixth in a row. The blue chip index and that of banks headed lower on the day, while the majority of stocks and the mid-cap index ended up with gains.