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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-05-22

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

From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Shipbrokers-Conference
  • [02] Trade Fair-Sports&Leisure-2004 Olympics
  • [03] Weather Forecast-Wednesday
  • [04] ASE-close

  • [01] Shipbrokers-Conference

    22/05/2001 19:20:34

    Shipbrokers are to hold their first global forum, which will be held in Athens on June 21.

    On June 22, the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association will host a gala for leading shipping officials from around the world.

    [02] Trade Fair-Sports&Leisure-2004 Olympics

    22/05/2001 19:02:23

    An international sports and leisure trade fair to be held in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on May 24-27 by Helexpo is dedicated to the 2004 Olympics to be hosted by Athens.

    SportExpo 2001 is aimed at both businesses in the sector and the general public.

    Among exhibitors are the General Secretariat for the Olympic Games, the General Sports Secretariat, the Confederation of Athletics Unions of Greece and federations representing individual sports.

    Helexpo wants the trade fair to promote Greek sports and the organisations involved.

    Inaugurating the event will be Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos.

    [03] Weather Forecast-Wednesday

    22/05/2001 18:15:32

    Scattered cloud is forecast around the country on Wednesday, turning to showers or storms mainly in the north. Winds southerly, light to moderate. In the north, temperatures will range from 14C to 26C; on the rest of the mainland and in the Ionian from 16C to 31C; and in the Aegean islands from 18C to 28C. Cloud over Athens, with temperatures between 18C and 31C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 15C to 25C.

    [04] ASE-close

    22/05/2001 16:11:23

    A wave of profit taking by domestic institutional investors pushed equity prices lower on the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday and the general index below the 3,150 support level.

    Traders said a decline in foreing capital inflows paved the way to domestic investors to take early profits.

    Analysts said the market would find support at the 3,110-3,120 levels in the short term.

    The general index ended at 3,147.35 points, off 0.99 percent, with turnover a low 154.31 million euros, or 52.58 billion drachmas.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks ended 1.06 percent lower at 1,853.02 points, and the FTSE/ASE 40 index dropped 1.28 percent to 356.28 points.

    The parallel market index for smaller capitalisation stocks ended at 304.53 points, off 1.40 percent.


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