Greek Bond Trading Slumped 66% in August, Bank of Greece Says

Greek government bond trading on the electronic secondary securities market slumped 66 percent in August from July, when it slid 64 percent, data from the Bank of Greece (TELL) showed.

Volumes transacted on the so-called HDAT fell to 45 million euros ($63.7 million) from 131 million euros the previous month, and 819 million euros a year earlier, the central bank said on its website. The amount of trading declined 99.9 percent from 30.76 billion euros in August 2009, the data showed.

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