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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-07-07

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] Greek bond market closing report
  • [02] Stocks end moderately lower

  • [01] Greek bond market closing report

    Turnover in the Greek electronic secondary bond market shrank to 16 million euros on Wednesday, of which 11 million euros were sell orders and the remaining 5.0 million were buy orders. The five-year benchmark bond was the most heavily traded security with a turnover of 5.0 million euros. The yield spread between the 10-year Greek and German benchmark bonds was 764 basis points, with the Greek bond yielding 10.24 pct and the German Bund 2.60 pct.

    In interbank markets, interest rates fell further. The 12-month rate was 1.33 pct, the six-month rate 1.06 pct, the three-month 0.80 pct and the one-month rate 0.52 pct.

    [02] Stocks end moderately lower

    Stocks ended moderately lower at the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday as investors took profits after Tuesdayās sharp advance. The composite index of the market eased 0.75 pct to end at 1,491.76 points, with turnover a low 71.041 million euros.

    The Big Cap index fell 0.80 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.38 pct higher and the Small Cap index eased 0.52 pct. The Health (5.11 pct) and Utilities (1.41 pct) sectors scored gains, while Media (4.02 pct) and Food (2.43 pct) suffered losses.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 83 to 61 with another 63 issues unchanged. SIDMA (10 pct), Unibios (10 pct) and Tzirakian (9.76 pct) were top gainers, while Alsinco (9.76 pct), Kordellou Bros (9.38 pct) and Moda Bagno (9.30 pct) were top losers.

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