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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-08-30

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: bourse flat
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud, rain on Friday
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: bourse flat

    30/08/2002 12:21:36

    Equities remained level at the opening of the session Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange, with investors holding back until a clear picture of market trends had emerged.

    Friday's opening was also marred by technical glitches, with many systems down and a number of workstations offline until about 20 minutes into the session.

    The general share price index was marginally down 0.03 per cent 10 minutes after trade opened, standing at 2,137.48 points, with turnover at 4.5 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were mixed, with the biggest gains in Retail Trade, up 0.56 per cent, and the biggest losses in Ores and Cement, down 0.59 per cent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.15 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.25 percent, and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index was up 0.15 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 36 were up, 19 were down and 12 were unchanged.

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

    30/08/2002 11:23:38

    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] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

    30/08/2002 11:23:31

    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


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