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Stocks slide to lowest point since November 2017

Greek stocks remained under heavy pressure on Thursday, with the benchmark approaching the psychologically significant 700-point mark and closing at the lowest level since mid-November 2017.

The general index fell 1.74 percent to end at 707.77 points.

The large-cap index gave up 1.82 percent and the mid-cap index was down 1.76 percent.

ATHEX stocks end marginally lower

The benchmark of the Athens Stock Exchange (ATHEX) recorded marginal losses on Tuesday, having gained more than 1.50 percent during trading.

The ATHEX general index ended at 720.32 points, down 0.05 percent from Monday's 720.71 points, having reached an intraday high of 731.97 points.

Turnover came to 36.77 million euros.

ATHEX: Stocks head lower on very thin trading

The inevitable drop in Greek stock prices following the notable gains registered in the last few sessions came on an exceptionally low trading volume on Thursday. Most indexes closed near their day's low and there is no sign of anything that might convince traders to turn their attention back to the local stock market any time soon.

ATHEX: Most morning gains vanish

Despite strong growth in the morning thanks to the prospects of agreements on debt relief and the name dispute with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Greek stock market only registered moderate gains at the end of Tuesday's trading. However, the benchmark put an end to its four-session losing streak.

ATHEX: Minor losses on banks' drop

Bank stocks on Tuesday led the benchmark at Athinon Avenue to a third consecutive session of losses, albeit marginal, while the overall picture was quite patchy, with mid-caps and small-caps registering gains. The gains registered by PPC and Coca-Cola HBC offset most of the blue chip index's losses.