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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-06-22

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  • [01] Samaras to undergo eye surgery on Sat.
  • [02] Stocks dip in end-of-week 'correction' on Fri.

  • [01] Samaras to undergo eye surgery on Sat.

    AMNA / Greece's newly sworn-in prime minister Antonis Samaras will undergo surgery on his eye on Saturday morning at the Attikon Hospital, where during a regularly scheduled eye examination on Friday turned up a partial detachment of the retina in his left eye.

    It was yet unknown whether Samaras would be able to attend the swearing-in ceremony for the new Greek finance minister, Vassilis Rappanos, on Friday afternoon.

    A New Democracy (ND) parliamentary committee meeting scheduled for 18:00 on Friday afternoon has been postponed.

    [02] Stocks dip in end-of-week 'correction' on Fri.

    AMNA / Stocks ended slightly lower on Friday in what was seen as a 'end-of-week' correction after the general index rose for seven consecutive sessions to gain 25.49 percent, buoyed by the outcome the June 17 elections and the formation of the coalition government. Despite the dip, the general index remained above 600 points throughout the day's trading.

    The composite index of the market fell 0.92 pct to end at 608.41 points, swinging between profits of 1.35 pct and losses of 2.18 pct during the day. The index ended the week with a net gain of 8.59 pct, cutting its losses from the start of the year to 10.58 pct. Turnover was a low 45.503 million euros. amna

    The Big Cap index fell 1.71 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.52 pct higher, with Technology (3.82 pct), Personal & Household (1.33 pct) and Foods (0.43 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day. On the other hand, Telecoms (-4.11 pct), Construction (-3.64 pct) and Utilities (-3.41 pct) suffered the greatest losses.

    Ellaktor (4.42 pct), Piraeus Bank (3.04 pct), Motor Oil (2.51 pct) and Jumbo (2.33 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while PPC (-6.10 pct), Eurobank (-5.84 pct), Titan (-5.45 pct), Viohalco (-4.66 pct) and OTE (-4.11 pct) suffered losses.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 69 to 55 with another 25 issues unchanged.

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