Stocks plunge to 2010 lows

Stocks plunged during the last trading session of the week at the Athens Stock Exchange, hit by a worries over debt problems in the Eurozone following negative developments in the Hungarian economy which pushed the euro currency to its lowest levels since 2006.
The composite index of the market dropped 5.03 pct to a new record low for the year of 1,484.90 points, with turnover remaining a low 137.776 million euros.
The FTSE 20 index dropped 5.56 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 3.31 pct down and the FTSE 80 index fell 2.54 pct.
The Travel (8.30 pct) and Financial Services (7.39 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 147 to 33 with another 49 issues unchanged. ANEK (17.65 pct), Klonatex (12.50 pct) and Hellenic Fish Farming (12.5 pct) were top gainers, while Elfico (9.68 pct), ELBE Clothing (9.20 pct) and Viohalco (9.20 pct) were top losers.


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