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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-08-01

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates -Friday
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Hot and sunny on Friday
  • [03] Greek stocks end up, led by blue chips

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates -Friday

    01/08/2002 18:31:47

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.983

    Pound sterling 0.632

    Danish kroner 7.488

    Swedish kroner 9.395

    Japanese yen 117.8

    Swiss franc 1.462

    Norwegian kroner 7.508

    Cyprus pound 0.579

    Canadian dollar 1.558

    Australian dollar 1.826

    [02] Weather Forecast: Hot and sunny on Friday

    01/08/2002 18:11:47

    Hot, sunny weather is forecast in all parts of the country. Winds northwesterly, light to moderate, turning strong in parts of the Aegean. In the north, temperatures will range from 17C to 32C; on the rest of the mainland and in the Ionian from 19C to 35C; and in the Aegean islands from 22C to 31C. Temperatures in Athens between 23C and 34C. Same in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 19C to 32C.

    [03] Greek stocks end up, led by blue chips

    01/08/2002 16:41:09

    Greek stocks returned to positive territory on Thursday, after Wednesday's fall, led by gains in blue chip stocks like Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (up 3.53 percent), although the wider market recorded losses in the Athens Stock Exchange.

    The general index rose 0.42 percent to end at 2,124.29 points, with turnover a low 83.8 million euros.

    The Telecommunications and Retail sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day (up 2.24 percent and 0.62 percent, respectively), while the Textile and IT Solution sectors suffered the heaviest losses (2.54 percent and 1.87 percent, respectively).

    The parallel market index for smaller capitalisation stocks fell 0.80 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks rose 0.42 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index eased 0.37 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index fell 0.82 percent.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 227 to 90 with another 41 issues unchanged.


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