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After five days of gains and the buying fatigue recorded late on Monday, stocks at Athinon Avenue recorded notable losses on Tuesday, bucking the trend seen on other eurozone markets, with turnover remaining low. The next couple of days will determine the direction of the market up to the end of the month.
Bank stocks recovered from their decline on Friday morning to buoy the benchmark and the blue chip index higher by the end the session. Information on further action by banks to reduce their bad loans helped stocks offset losses triggered by Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis's statements, who said local lenders may need more capital injections in the future.