Greek stocks end 2.5 pct lower, banks shed 27 percent as rout persists

Wed Aug 5, 2015 10:36am EDT
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek bank shares ended with sharp losses for a third day in a row on Wednesday, pulling the broader equities market lower.

The Athens bourse's main index .ATG unofficially closed down 2.5 pct, after shedding 1.2 percent on Tuesday.

Bank shares fell 27 pct as selling pressure continued.

(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos Editing by Jeremy Gaunt.)

A man walks inside the Athens Stock Exchange in Greece August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou