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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-08-29

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  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud, rain on Friday
  • [03] Greek stocks end 1.18 percent lower in ASE

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

    29/08/2002 18:38:11

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.992

    Pound sterling 0.643

    Danish kroner 7.484

    Swedish kroner 9.231

    Japanese yen 116.9

    Swiss franc 1.482

    Norwegian kroner 7.453

    Cyprus pound 0.578

    Canadian dollar 1.546

    Australian dollar 1.797

    [02] Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud, rain on Friday

    29/08/2002 17:44:53

    Scattered cloud is forecast in all parts of the country, turning to showers and storms in many areas. Winds variable, light to moderate, turning strong at sea. In the north, temperatures will range from 15C to 25C; in the west from 19C to 27C; and in the rest of the country from 18C to 30C. Temperatures in Athens between 20C and 29C; and in Thessaloniki between 18C and 25C.

    [03] Greek stocks end 1.18 percent lower in ASE

    29/08/2002 16:54:23

    Greek stocks remained continued losing ground on Wednesday under pressure from falling stock prices in international markets.

    The general index dropped 1.18 percent to end at 2,138.18 points, with turnover a low 86.5 million euros.

    All sector indices ended lower, with the Textile, Retail and Holding sectors suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day (4.29 percent, 2.33 percent and 2.02 percent, respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks fell 1.43 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index eased 1.30 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index ended 1.15 percent lower.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 256 to 56 with another 40 issues unchanged.

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