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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 99-12-03

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Rauf Denktash - Press conference
  • [02] Government Spokesman - Proximity talks
  • [03] British Foreign Secretary - Cyprus - Turkey - EU
  • [04] Cypriot Minister - WTO
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

  • 0810:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Rauf Denktash - Press conference

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 3 (CNA) -- Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash has said he expects this round of proximity talks on Cyprus to "pave the ground successfully for face-to-face talks" and failing that he would like these to prepare the ground for an adjourned session to continue the search in paving the ground.

    Denktash, reiterating his long standing positions of many aspects of the Cyprus question, told a press conference here yesterday he would try to explain why confederation can work in Cyprus and according to him "does no injustice to the Greek Cypriots".

    CNA MM/MCH/GP/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    0850:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Government Spokesman - Proximity talks

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 3 (CNA) -- Cyprus Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou has stressed that President Glafcos Clerides intends to participate in a process which will discuss the core issues of the Cyprus question.

    The Spokesman also said President Clerides got firm assurances from the US and the UN that the proximity talks beginning today in New York will be substantive and will aim to prepare the ground for a comprehensive solution of the Cyprus question.

    CNA MM/MCH/GP/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1245:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] British Foreign Secretary - Cyprus - Turkey - EU

    Nicosia, Dec 3 (CNA) -- British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook reaffirmed his government's position that a solution to the Cyprus problem should not be a precondition for the island's accession to the European Union and pointed out that no third country has a veto on the accession of any candidate.

    Replying to questions during a debate in the House of Commons, Cook also said that at the Helsinki EU Summit next week Britain will work "for a declaration that recognises the status of Turkey as a candidate for EU membership".

    CNA MCH/GP/1999
    1300:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Cypriot Minister - WTO

    Nicosia, Dec 3 (CNA) -- Cyprus Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Nicos Rolandis has told the 3rd Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle that Cyprus has demonstrated the benefits, the challenges, and the hazards of advancing trade liberalisation.

    "Our liberal trade regime, underpined by harmonisation with the acquis communautaire and our policy of moving closer to the single European Market, has optimised in certain areas the benefits and has created new opportunities and welfare gains. Problems created in other areas remain under close scrutiny," Rolandis said.

    CNA MK/GP/1999
    1420:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Dec 03 CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
          CSE General Index                         837.26 ( 0.51)
    
          Traded Value            CYP 33,044,328
    
          Sectural Indices
    
          Banks                   CYP12,732,343     873.14 (  0.39)
          Approved Investment
          Companies               CYP 5,172,000     782.43 ( -1.25)
          Insurance Companies     CYP 2,280,148     474.14 ( -0.37)
          Manufacturing Companies CYP 1,672,923     369.10 ( -0.81)
          Tourism Companies       CYP 4,318,727   1,007.67 ( -0.83
          Trading Companies       CYP               510.87 (  0.00)
          Other Companies         CYP 3,573,773     996.92 (  2.72)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA EC/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS
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