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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-08-20

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

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: marginal rise

    20/08/2002 12:03:22

    Equities rose marginally at the opening of trading Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange, with the bourse showing signs of stabilising at its present level.

    The general share price index was up 0.04 per cent at 2,171.96 points, with turnover at 6.61 million euros.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.07 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.17 percent, and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index was up 0.25 percent.

    Of the individual sector indices, the biggest rise was in Construction, up 0.78 per cent.

    Of the stocks moved, 129 were up, 51 were down and 47 were unchanged.

    [02] Weather Forecast: Unsettled on Tuesday

    20/08/2002 11:06:08

    Changeable weather is forecast in all parts of the country, with sunny spells and scattered cloud alternating with showers and brief storms, especially on the mainland. Winds north-northeasterly, light to strong, turning very strong in parts of the Aegean. In the north, temperatures will range from 17C to 28C; in the west from 19C to 32C; and in the rest of the country from 20C to 31C. Temperatures in Athens between 22C and 30C; and in Thessaloniki between 20C and 28C.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Tuesday

    20/08/2002 11:06:01

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.987

    Pound sterling 0.643

    Danish kroner 7.486

    Swedish kroner 9.295

    Japanese yen 117.0

    Swiss franc 1.479

    Norwegian kroner 7.441

    Cyprus pound 0.577

    Canadian dollar 1.537

    Australian dollar 1.816

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