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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-08-21

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: stocks rising
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Sunny on Tuesday
  • [03] Foreign exchange rates - Tuesday

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: stocks rising

    21/08/2001 10:51:44

    Equities were rising at the opening of trade Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange, with the general index up 0.74 percent at 2,706.98 points and turnover at 6.7 million euro.

    Individual sector indices were mostly moving up with the biggest gains in information technology, up 1.92 per cent. The biggest losses were in the insurance index, down 0.22 per cent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.57 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.58 percent, and the FTSE/ASE SMALLCAP index was up 0.63 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 184 were up, 49 were down and 23 were unchanged.

    [02] Weather Forecast: Sunny on Tuesday

    21/08/2001 10:17:22

    Sunshine is forecast in all parts of the country on Tuesday with scattered cloud in the central and northern mainland from evening that may lead to storms on high ground. Winds northerly, light to moderate. On the northern mainland, temperatures will range from 18C to 35C; on the rest of the mainland from 20C to 37C; and in the islands from 22C to 33C. In Athens, the weather will be sunny, with temperatures between 24C and 37C. Mostly sunny in Thessaloniki, with a storm likely from evening. Temperatures from 23C to 35C.

    [03] Foreign exchange rates - Tuesday

    21/08/2001 10:16:06

    Indicative buying rates

    U.S. dollar 369.456

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 534.007

    Irish punt 429.202

    Belgian franc 008.379

    Luxembourg franc 008.379

    Dutch guilder 153.389

    Italian lira (100) 017.457

    Austrian schilling 024.565

    Danish kroner 45.397

    Swedish kroner 35.870

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 306.788

    Swiss franc 222.581

    Norwegian kroner 041.662

    Cyprus pound 588.799

    Canadian dollar 238.971

    Australian dollar 197.159


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