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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-02-06

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Annan sends letter to Turkey, Greece over Cyprus security
  • [02] Excavation season at St. George’s Hill concludes
  • [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [04] CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS PRESS RELEASE
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Spokesman says solution efforts on various levels
  • [08] US says hopes up for Cyprus settlement
  • [09] Rolandis: trade with Syria can expand
  • [10] Pikis elected International Criminal Court judge

  • [01] Annan sends letter to Turkey, Greece over Cyprus security

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    Annan sends letter to Turkey, Greece over Cyprus security

    By Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    New York, Feb 6 (CNA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has sent letters to the Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey, calling on them to sign soon an agreement on Cyprus security, a Greek Foreign Ministry source revealed here Wednesday after Annans meeting with Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou.

    Papandreou told Greek journalists after the 45-minute meeting that the talks covered the crisis over Iraq, the Cyprus problem, Zimbabwe and the situation in the Korean peninsula.

    [02] Excavation season at St. George’s Hill concludes

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    Excavation season at St. Georges Hill concludes

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) -- Significant information for the historical development of Nicosia during the period when Cyprus was divided into city kingdoms and for the Hellenistic period when Cyprus was reunited and was part of the kingdom of Egypt may be revealed from the study of items unearthed during excavation of the St. Georges Hill.

    [03] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) - The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Friday and Saturday: 7/02/2003 to 8/02/2003 --------------------

    The weather will be unsettled with rain, thunderstorms and snow on highest Troodos peaks. The winds will be southwesterly fresh to strong and the sea will be rough. The temperature will range from 8 to 17 inland and from 13 to 18 on the coast.

    Outlook for Sunday and Monday: 9/02/2003 to 10/2/2003

    Remaining unsettled with rain, thunderstorms and snow on higher peaks. Winds will remain string and sea rough to very rough. Temperatures will drop.

    [04] CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS PRESS RELEASE

    ANNOUNCEMENT

    AUCTION RESULTS OF TREASURY BILLS ISSUED ON 6.2.2003

    An auction was held on 6.2.2003 for the sale by the Central

    Bank of Cyprus, for and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, of upto £30.000.000 Treasury Bills with

    date of issue 6.2.2003 and 52 weeks maturity. The total value of the bids submitted was £49.000.000. The

    competitive bids amounted to £45.000.000 and the non-competitive bids to £4.000.000. The total value of bids

    accepted was £30.000.000. The competitive bids accepted amounted to £26.000.000, while the non-competitive bids

    accepted amounted to £4.000.000. In accordance with the terms of the auction the non?competitive

    bids amounting to £4.000.000 were accepted at the average weighted price of the accepted competitive bids. This price

    was £963,12 per £100 nominal value representing an annual yield of 3,84%.

    6 February, 2003 /kml

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 88,28 ( 0,05) Traded Value CYP 367.764 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 111.666 338.36 ( 0,68) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 75.695 97,25 (-0,14) Approved Investment Companies CYP 24.652 78,02 ( 0,63) Insurance Companies CYP 587 19,45 ( 2,31) Manufacturing Companies CYP 26.326 62,64 ( 0,76) Tourism Companies CYP 8.934 95,32 (-1,33) Trading Companies CYP 6.324 18,62 ( 0,43) Building and Cement Companies CYP 9.693 71,07 ( 0,00) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 3.956 3,24 ( 2,53) Financial Services Companies CYP 12.490 17,44 (-0,29) Fish Culture Companies CYP 29 13,54 (-0,88) Hotels CYP 7.200 44,78 ( 0,20) Other Companies CYP 46.255 82,80 (-0,20) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 6 (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 18 10 CLOUDY Larnaca 19 14 CLOUDY Limassol 18 11 CLOUDY Paphos 19 15 CLOUDY

    [07] Spokesman says solution efforts on various levels

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    Spokesman says solution efforts on various levels

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) - Efforts to solve the Cyprus problem are made on various levels, not only at the UN-led talks aimed at a settlement, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said today.

    [08] US says hopes up for Cyprus settlement

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    US says hopes up for Cyprus settlement

    Constantinople, Feb 6 (CNA) - US State Department Coordinator for Cyprus Thomas Weston appeared optimistic about the prospects of a Cyprus settlement and said that at the end of his meetings in Ankara today, he thought hopes were up for a solution.

    Speaking after a meeting with Turkish Foreign Ministry officials, Weston said steps were becoming faster towards that end but noted that time was running out.

    [09] Rolandis: trade with Syria can expand

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    Rolandis: trade with Syria can expand

    Nicosia, Feb 6 (CNA) - Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister, Nicos Rolandis, said here Thursday there was room for further expansion of trade exchanges between Cyprus and Syria.

    He was addressing a seminar organised by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the Cyprus-Syrian Business Association, aiming to improve economic and commercial relations between the two countries.

    [10] Pikis elected International Criminal Court judge

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    Pikis elected International Criminal Court judge

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, Feb 6 (CNA) - President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus Georgios Pikis was elected today as one of the judges of the International Criminal Court.

    His election has been described at UN headquarters as a huge diplomatic success for Cyprus, which is in part due to Pikis' excellent qualifications.

    Pikis was born in Larnaca in 1939. He studied law at London University and in 1961 became a Barrister-at-Law of Gray's Inn.

    He has been President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus since 1995, after having served as Justice of the Supreme Court, President of a District Court, and District Judge.


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