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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 01-01-29

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  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [03] House President - Indian High Commissioner - Condolences
  • [04] Cyprus - Tourist Guides 9th World Convention
  • [05] UN envoy - Press conference
  • [06] Turkish Cypriot - Trial - Drug charges
  • [07] Greek MPs - Cyprus - EU

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    [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Jan 29 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                              227,36  (-0,46)
    Traded Value                  CYP  6.733.976
    FTCE/CYSE 20                  CYP  2.322.980   966,26  (-0,14)
    Sectural Indices
    Banks                         CYP  1.422.318   239,17  ( 0,03)
    Approved Investment
        Companies                 CYP  1.206.490   224,42  (-1,65)
    Insurance Companies           CYP     51.469    94,46  (-2,38)
    Manufacturing Companies       CYP    216.159    85,09  (-0,65)
    Tourism Companies             CYP    122.489   150,67  (-0,16)
    Trading Companies             CYP    845.254    57,25  (-1,24)
    Offshore Companies            CYP          0   105,00  ( 0,00)
    Building and Cement Companies CYP     89.534    64,64  (-1,33)
    ╔nformation Technology
        Companies                 CYP    262.322    66,55  (-0,39)
    Financial Services Companies  CYP    251.291    49,93  (-1,48)
    Fish Culture Companies        CYP    183.657    85,90  (-1,09)
    Hotels                        CYP    875.846    95,22  ( 0,34)
    Other Companies               CYP    704.997   267,43  (-0,21)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting. CNA/╠┴/2001


    [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jan 29 (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          4         FINE
    Larnaca                  18          7         FINE
    Limassol                 19          7         FINE
    Paphos                   17          7         FINE


    [03] House President - Indian High Commissioner - Condolences

    Nicosia, Jan 29 (CNA) - Cyprus House of Representatives President, Spyros Kyprianou, today sent a letter of condolences to Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus, Shyamala Cowsik, expressing grief over the devastating earthquake, which hit her country last week.

    In his letter, Kyprianou notes that "there cannot be enough words to express our profound sorrow to the relatives of the tens of thousands of victims, most of whom were made homeless from one moment to the next". CNA/RG/MA/2001


    [04] Cyprus - Tourist Guides 9th World Convention

    Nicosia, Jan 29 (CNA) -- ďhe 9th World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Convention opened here today, under the auspices of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Nicos Rolandis, with the participation of some 120 tourist guides from 18 countries.

    Opening the 5-day Convention, under the title "The 21st Century: Guiding for Peace", Rolandis underlined the role guides have on an island which heavily depends on tourism. He noted that last year nearly 2,7 million tourists visited Cyprus, an increase of 10.7% in comparison to 1999, and revenues from tourism increased to more than 1,9 billion US dollars.

    CNA MK/MA/2000

    [05] UN envoy - Press conference

    Nicosia, Jan 29 (CNA) - The UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, today expressed hope that it would be possible soon to resume efforts to solve the Cyprus problem.

    Speaking at a press conference, after meetings in Nicosia with President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, de Soto expressed hope that the reason we are in this difficult spot just now is that we are having to tread new ground and that that creates some discomfiture on the part of the participants. CNA/RG/MA/2001


    [06] Turkish Cypriot - Trial - Drug charges

    Larnaca, Jan 29 (CNA) -- The trial of Turkish Cypriot Omer Tekogul, 42, who faces seven charges of possessing and supplying two kilos of heroin, begun today in the Assizes Court, convening in Larnaca.

    His Turkish Cypriot lawyer Giusel Katri told the press that his client is getting "a fair trial". CNA/MAN/RM/MA/2001


    [07] Greek MPs - Cyprus - EU

    Nicosia, Jan 29 (CNA) - Members of the Greek Parliament European Affairs Committee today underlined that the Greek MPs would not ratify the agreement for the enlargement of the European Union (EU) if Cyprus was not included in the first group of countries to join the Union.

    Speaking to reporters after a meeting here with Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides, President of the Committee Constantinos Vretos said the other EU member states should understand that "enlargement is impossible without Cyprus." CNA/MA/RG/2001


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