Stocks resume downward slide
The Big Cap index fell 0.82 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 2.13 pct down and the Small Cap index fell 1.46 pct. The Construction (1.65 pct), and Raw Materials (0.86 pct) were the only sectors to post gains, while Commerce (-4.77 pct), Utilities (3.67 pct) and Travel (3.41 pct) sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Titan (2.07 pct), Mytilineos (1.69 pct) and Eurobank (1.20 pct) were the blue chip stocks with the highest gains, while Viohalko (-5.03 pct), Motor Oil (-5.00 pct) and Folli Follie (-4.71 pct) were top losers. amna
Broadly, decliners led advancers by 71 to 37 with another 22 issues unchanged.
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