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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-10-03

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Sunny on Friday
  • [03] Greek stocks plunge 2.38 percent on Thursday

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

    03/10/2002 18:29:33

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.996

    Pound sterling 0.634

    Danish kroner 7.488

    Swedish kroner 9.168

    Japanese yen 122.4

    Swiss franc 1.471

    Norwegian kroner 7.371

    Cyprus pound 0.577

    Canadian dollar 1.585

    Australian dollar 1.832

    [02] Weather Forecast: Sunny on Friday

    03/10/2002 18:04:36

    Sunshine is forecast in all parts of the country, with light cloud in the east and north. Winds northerly, moderate to strong. In the north, temperatures will range from 06C to 21C; on the rest of the mainland from 11C to 25C; and in the Aegean islands from 14C to 24C. Temperatures in Athens between 14C and 24C; and in Thessaloniki from 10C to 21C.

    [03] Greek stocks plunge 2.38 percent on Thursday

    03/10/2002 16:36:38

    Greek stocks plunged on Thursday as investors liquidated positions undermined by renewed pressures in international markets.

    The general index ended 2.38 percent lower at 1,771.78 points, easily breaking the 1,800 support level, with turnover a low 69.4 million euros.

    The Holding, Retail, Bank and Wholesale sector suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day (4.46 percent, 3.91 percent, 3.76 percent and 3.28 percent, respectivey), while the Telecommunications and Insurance sectors suffered less (1.55 percent and 1.33 percent respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks ended 2.96 percent lower, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index dropped 2.48 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index ended 2.53 percent lower.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 300 to 31 with another 23 issues unchanged.


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