By 1 pm today the main index of the Athens Stock Exchange had plunged to 500 points and registered a loss of 0.32 percent. The turnover up to this moment is 9.3 million Euros. The European currency continues to depreciate against the US Dollar and the rate reached 1.26 US Dollars per one Euro. Unlike Greece, European financial markets indicated some improvement, and by noon today the London FTSE marked an increase of 0.15 percent. Dax in Frankfurt increased by 1.05 percent. The financial market in Paris also felt a positive impact and C40 registered an increase in profit of 0.78 percent. The Stock Exchange Tokyo Nikkei closed with a profit and an increase of 0.20 percent.