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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-10-05

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

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: marginal rise
  • [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday
  • [03] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Friday

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: marginal rise

    05/10/2001 13:18:41

    Equities were slightly up at the opening of trade Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), as the session kicked off with edgy trade and volatile prices. The general share index was down 0.42 percent minutes into the session, but revived buyer interest pushed it back up by 0.35 per cent to 2,280.09 points at 12:20 p.m. Turnover stood at 11.6 million euros or roughly four billion drachmas.

    Individual sector indices were mixed, with the biggest gains in information technology, up 2.44 percent; publishing, up 1.28 percent; and banks, up 0.94 percent.

    The biggest losses were in participations, down 0.86 percent; textiles, down 0.85 percent; and IT solutions, down 0.7 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE-20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.51 percent; the FTSE/ASE-40 for medium capitalisation paper was up 0.1 percent; and the FTSE/ASE-80 for small cap equities was up 0.08 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 128 were up, 91 were down and 76 were unchanged.

    [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

    05/10/2001 10:37:20

    Indicative tourist buying rates

    U.S. dollar 370.743

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 545.907

    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 45.465

    Swedish kroner 34.885

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 307.425

    Swiss franc 227.530

    Norwegian kroner 041.935

    Cyprus pound 588.270

    Canadian dollar 236.664

    Australian dollar 184.648

    [03] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Friday

    05/10/2001 10:36:10

    The weather will be sunny throughout the country on Friday, with limited early morning visibility in some areas due to mist. Winds westerly, light to moderate. In the north, temperatures will range from 12C to 29C; on the rest of the mainland and the Ionian from 15C to 31C; and in the Aegean islands from 19C to 29C. Sunny in Athens, with temperatures between 18C and 31C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 15C to 29C.


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