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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-10-22

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Athens tram budget approved, deputy national economy minister says
  • [02] Ruling PASOK Central Committee elects Laliotis as Executive Bureau
  • [03] Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud on Tuesday
  • [04] Greek stocks end sharply up on Monday
  • [05] Bomb scare at Omonia metro station a hoax

  • [01] Athens tram budget approved, deputy national economy minister says

    22/10/2001 18:09:29

    National Economy Deputy Christos Pachtas on Monday announced that the tram system planed for Athens was approved for inclusion to the public investments program.

    He noted that the total budget for the project would reach at 115.52 billion drachmas, while another 4 billion drachmas was approved for the construction of bicycle paths in cities around the country.

    [02] Ruling PASOK Central Committee elects Laliotis as Executive Bureau secretary

    22/10/2001 17:56:23

    The new ruling PASOK party Central Committee on Monday elected Costas Laliotis as its Secretary, garnering 147 votes of the 180 cast, during the scheduled elections, which also included voting for the 11-member Executive Bureau of the party.

    The new executive bureau members will be Vasso Papandreou, with 147 votes; Apostolos Kaklamanis, with 119 votes; Evangelos Venizelos, with 110 votes; Dimitris Reppas, with 99 votes; Costas Skandalidis with 98 votes; Michalis Neonakis with 97 votes; George Papandreou with 95 votes; Akis Tsohatzopoulos with 82 votes; Milena Apostolaki with 73 votes; Tonia Antoniou with 58 votes and Christos Papoutsis with 56 votes.

    Thedoros Pangalos and Irine Lambraki, who were also candidates were not elected.

    [03] Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud on Tuesday

    22/10/2001 17:01:59

    Sunny in most parts of Greece on Tuesday, with the likelihood of local showers in the northwest. Winds northerly, moderate to strong. In the north, temperatures will range from 9C to 21C; on the rest of the mainland from 12C to 24C; and in the islands from 13C to 25C. Sunny in Athens, with temperatures between 14C and 24C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 12C to 21C.

    [04] Greek stocks end sharply up on Monday

    22/10/2001 16:36:45

    Equity prices ended the first trading session of the week sharply up boosted by strong buying interest from institutional investors, particularily for medium and smaller capitalisation stocks.

    The general index ended 1.62 percent higher at 2,383.51 points, with turnover a low 30.7 billion drachmas or 90 million euros.

    The IT Solutions, Wholesale and Construction sectors scored the biggest percentage gains (4.71 percent, 4.55 percent and 4.22 percent respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks ended 1.43 percent higher, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index rose 2.34 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index jumped 3.51 percent.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 331 to 11 with another 17 issues unchanged.

    Market participants said that the Greek bourse would continue its rebound if a climate in international markets did not worsen again.

    [05] Bomb scare at Omonia metro station a hoax

    22/10/2001 16:24:07

    A call to say a bomb had been set at the underground metro station at Omonia proved to be hoax, police said on Monday.

    The metro and urban railway services were suspended for about one hour between 15:00-16:00 on Monday while police searched the area but nothing was found.

    The call had been placed to police emergency services at 14:50 by and unidentified man who did not mention any organisation or time of explosion.


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