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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-10-09

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny on Thursday
  • [03] Greek stocks continue falling, ASE finds support at 1,700

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday

    09/10/2002 19:21:03

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.989

    Pound sterling 0.636

    Danish kroner 7.486

    Swedish kroner 9.229

    Japanese yen 122.8

    Swiss franc 1.478

    Norwegian kroner 7.320

    Cyprus pound 0.577

    Canadian dollar 1.579

    Australian dollar 1.806

    [02] Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny on Thursday

    09/10/2002 19:03:29

    Sunny weather is forecast in most parts of the country, with cloud in the west that may turn to showers mainly in the northwest. Winds southerly, strong to very strong. In the north, temperatures will range from 11C to 25C; on the rest of the mainland from 14C to 28C; and in the Aegean islands from 16C to 26C. Temperatures in Athens between 16C and 28C; and in Thessaloniki from 14C to 25C.

    [03] Greek stocks continue falling, ASE finds support at 1,700

    09/10/2002 17:07:48

    Greek stocks continued their negative record-breaking course for one more session in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday pushing the general index close to the 1,700 support level.

    The index ended 0.57 percent lower at 1,727.09 points, off the day's lows of 1,704.71 points as a wave of buying focusing on Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation's shares partly reversed the trend.

    National Bank's shares suffered heavily, losing 4.70 percent of their value.

    The Holding and Telecommunications sectors were the only ones to score gains (1.07 percent and 1.02 percent, respectively), while the Textile, Publication and Bank sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day (2.96 percent, 2.47 percent and 2.30 percent).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks fell 0.93 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index dropped 1.49 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index ended 1.53 percent lower.

    Turnover was a low 76.2 million euros. Broadly, decliners led adnvers by 238 to 70 with another 46 issues unchanged.


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