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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 01-01-11

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] House of Representatives - State budget
  • [02] President - British envoy
  • [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [04] President Clerides - Ambassador of Cuba - Credentials
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Spokesman - Tziakourmas - Britain

  • 0150:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] House of Representatives - State budget

    Nicosia, Jan 11 (CNA) - The House of Representatives, in a debate that dragged on well after midnight, passed the state budget for the year 2001, with right- wing ruling Democratic Rally, centre Democratic Party and the United Democrats voting for the budget, left-wing AKEL abstaining and the Movement of Social Democrats voting against. AKEL and the Social Democrats voted in favour of expenditure for defence and refugees.

    The 2001 budget provides for 2.417,0 million pounds in expenditure and 1.576,0 million in revenue, leaving a budget deficit of 841,0 million pounds (1 Cyprus pound is trading at about 1,6 US dollars). CNA/RG/RM/2001

    1050:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] President - British envoy

    Nicosia, Jan 11 (CNA) -- President Glafcos Clerides has made it clear to Britain's envoy on Cyprus that he would not accept any change in the UN-led peace process nor would he consent to any attempt to appease Turkish Cypriot demands for recognition of his self-styled regime in the Turkish- occupied part of Cyprus.

    Speaking after today's meeting the Cypriot President had with Sir David Hannay, currently visiting the island, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said Britain's envoy believes that the UN process should continue as it is and that he would work in that direction.

    CNA MM/GP/2001
    1100:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus

    ═icosia, Jan 11 (CNA) - The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 12/01/2001 to 13/01/2001

    The weather will be mainly fine with some patchy cloud. The wind will be light and at times moderate from southerly direction 3BF at times up to 4BF. The state of sea will be slight. The temperature will reach the 18C and will fall to 7C inland and to 9C to the coast.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 14/01/2001 to 15/01/2001

    The weather will continue mainly fine with temporal cloud. Risk of isolated showers on Monday afternoon. The temperature will increase.

    Sea temperature: 17C CNA/GP/2001

    1415:CYPPRESS:04

    [04]

    President Clerides - Ambassador of Cuba - Credentials

    Nicosia, Jan 11 (CNA) -- The Cuban government and people support and continue to support the just cause of Cyprus in finding a solution to the Cyprus question, Cuba's new Ambassadopr to Cyprus German Blanco Pujol said today, presenting his credentials to President Glafcos Clerides.

    Receiving the credentials President Clerides referred to the intransigent stance of Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, who has stated that he will not attend the next round of UN-led proximity talks, scheduled to take place in Geneva at the end of January. CNA/RM/GP/2001

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1430:CYPPRESS:05

    [05]

    Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Jan 11 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:

    CSE General Index                              240,10 ( 1,18)
    
    Traded Value                  CYP  9.299.127
    
    FTCE/CYSE 20                  CYP  4/925.504 1.030,06  ( 1,62)
    
    Sectural Indices
    
    Banks                         CYP  2.925.540   257,39  ( 2,09)
    Approved Investment
        Companies                 CYP    440.825   241,57  ( 0,52)
    Insurance Companies           CYP     41.474    93,83  (-1,30)
    Manufacturing Companies       CYP    699.075    85,35  (-0,54)
    Tourism Companies             CYP    341.276   155,46  ( 3,02)
    Trading Companies             CYP    365.651    56,66  ( 0,09)
    Offshore Companies            CYP          0   105,00  ( 0,00)
    Building and Cement Companies CYP     78.517    71,01  ( 3,47)
    ╔nformation Technology
        Companies                 CYP    819.158    70,81  ( 0,14)
    Financial Services Companies  CYP    569.965    60,43  (-0,90)
    Fish Culture Companies        CYP    126.775    89,53  ( 0,19)
    Hotels                        CYP  1.177.695    91,04  ( 1,77)
    Other Companies               CYP  1.130.344   271,39  ( 0,78)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting. CNA/RG/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1430:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jan 11 (CNA) - Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are:
    Temperatures (degrees Celcius)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Station               Maximum     Minimum       Weather
                                            (At 1200 UTC)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Nicosia                  17          9         CLOUDY
    Larnaca                  18         10         FINE
    Limassol                 19         11         FINE
    Paphos                   17          9         FAIR
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    CNA/RG/2001
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1440:CYPPRESS:07

    [07]

    Spokesman - Tziakourmas - Britain

    Nicosia, Jan 11 (CNA) - The Cyprus government continues to hold Britain responsible for the abduction and illegal detention of Greek Cypriot Panicos Tziakourmas in prisons in the Turkish-occupied part of the island, but also points out Turkey's responsibilities.

    Tziakourma's family handed over today a letter to Britains' special envoy on Cyprus, Sir David Hannay, demanding the immediate release of their beloved one. CNA/MM/ITS/RG/GP/2001

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS
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