Newly-opened Athens stock market plunges after five-week shutdown

Greece’s stock exchange has plunged by nearly 23 percent after opening for the first time in five weeks.

It is the market’s biggest fall on record.

Immediate heavy losses were expected amid ongoing uncertainly over Greece’s economy.

Trading on the Athens bourse had been suspended since late June, amid capital controls when it looked like debt-ridden Greece could be dumped from the euro zone.

Categories: Greece

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