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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 99-12-09

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  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [02] House President - Palestinian official
  • [03] Britain - Cyprus - Mayors of Occupied Towns
  • [04] President Clerides - UN Secretary General
  • [05] Greek Prime Minister - EU Summit
  • [06] Denktash - Statements
  • [07] Finnish EU Presidency - Cyprus Turkey
  • [08] UN Spokesman - Annan - Clerides - Denktash - Meetings

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    [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Dec 9 CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
          CSE General Index                         808.57 (-3.43)
          Traded Value            CYP 26,630,630
          Sectural Indices
          Banks                   CYP10,084,287     853.36 ( -2.27)
          Approved Investment
          Companies               CYP 4,672,661     789.79 (  0.94)
          Insurance Companies     CYP   382,094     471.54 ( -0.55)
          Manufacturing Companies CYP 1,317,860     345.77 ( -6.32)
          Tourism Companies       CYP 5,177,299   1,001.84 ( -0.58)
          Trading Companies       CYP 1,888,655     411.63 (-19.43)
          Other Companies         CYP 1,643,359     954.63 ( -4.24)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA MCH/1999

    [02] House President - Palestinian official

    Nicosia, Dec 9 (CNA) -- The international community and in particular the US should accelerate the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian authorities which should be based on relevant UN resolutions, President of the House of Representatives Spyros Kyprianou said here today.

    Speaking after his meeting with Hani El Hassan, Adviser to the President of the Palestinian authorities Yaser Arafat, Kyprianou added that "without the consent on the part of the Palestinian people, no one can speak of peace".

    CNA RM/MCH/1999

    [03] Britain - Cyprus - Mayors of Occupied Towns

    London, Dec 9 (CNA) -- Minister of State for Europe Keith Vaz has told a delegation of Mayors of occupied towns and villages Britain will do what it can for a successful conclusion of proximity talks so that they can lead to substantial negotiations for a solution to the Cyprus problem.

    He told the delegation led by the Famagusta Mayor Andreas Pouyiouros and accompanied by MPs Tony Cox and Eddie O'Hara that developments with regard to Helsinki looked rather positive and expressed the hope to visit Cyprus in the new year.

    CNA KT/AA/MCH/1999

    [04] President Clerides - UN Secretary General

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 9 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides' meeting with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in context of proximity talks on the Cyprus problem, was today shorter than usual lasting only half an hour.

    According to the original agenda, the meeting was to take place at 16:30 Cyprus time, and would be followed by a meeting between Annan and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash at 18.30.

    The new timetable placed President Clerides' meeting with the UN chief at 17:00 Cyprus time, followed by Denktash's meeting at 17:45.

    CNA MM/RG/MCH/1999

    [05] Greek Prime Minister - EU Summit

    by Myria Antoniadou

    Helsinki, Dec 9 (CNA) -- Greek Premier Costas Simitis has described negotiations with European Union partners on his country's positions regarding the Cyprus question, a road map for Turkey and the settlement of any Greco-Turkish differences in the international court at The Hage as "extremely difficult", noting that a Greek "yes or no" to Ankara's candidacy during the two-day summit beginning tomorrow is still at 50 - 50.

    Simitis, who arrived here earlier today has met the Finnish EU presidency whom he will meet again later and underlined that Athens "will insist on achieving the best possible in the country's interests".

    CNA MA/MCH/1999

    [06] Denktash - Statements

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 9 (CNA) -- Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash met today with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in the context of proximity talks on the Cyprus problem, aimed at promoting progress towards direct talks.

    Speaking after the meeting, Denktash claimed he never said he would leave the talks if Turkey was not upgraded to a candidate country for accession to the European Union, at the Helsinki Summit, but refused to say whether he would stay either.

    CNA MM/RG/MCH/1999

    [07] Finnish EU Presidency - Cyprus Turkey

    by Myria Antoniadou

    Helsinki, 9 Dec -- The Finnish European Union (EU) presidency has said that the European Council opening tomorrow will try to find language and solutions supportive to the need of reaching a political settlement in Cyprus, in a reference expected to be included in the conclusions.

    At a press conference today ahead of the EU summit opening Friday, Alec Aalto, State Secretary for EU affairs at the Finnish Prime Minister's office, also said that if Turkey manages to secure a candidate status it will have the same rights and obligations as other candidate countries.

    Referring to the enlargement process in view of the fact that another six countries are expected to open accession talks, he said that speed of negotiations of each applicant coutnry will be dictated by its ability to adopt, accept and put into effect the aquis communautaire.

    CNA MA/MCH/1999

    [08] UN Spokesman - Annan - Clerides - Denktash - Meetings

    by Maria Myles

    New York, Dec 9 (CNA) -- The UN Secretary General had brief separate meetings here today with President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash before their respective delegations joined today's sessions, UN Chief's Spokesman Fred Eckhard said here today.

    The Spokesman said Kofi Annan wanted to meet with the parties "to catch up and see that things were still on track" but refrained from commenting on any link between yesterday's statement by the UN Secretary General on confidentiality.

    CNA MM/MCH/1999
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