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Athens News Agency: News in English, 03-05-22

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Three Greek 'Doctors of the World' to leave for Algiers to help quake
  • [02] Coca-Coca, Athenian Brewery invest in FYROM via subsidiary
  • [03] Greek EU presidency express sorrow over catastrophic quake in Algeria
  • [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday
  • [05] Weather Forecast: Rain, storms on Friday
  • [06] OTE leads ASE lower on Thursday

  • [01] Three Greek 'Doctors of the World' to leave for Algiers to help quake sufferers

    22/05/2003 23:26:01

    A group of three Greek ''Doctors of the World'' will leave for Algiers at dawn on Friday and from there they will arrive in the earthquake-stricken areas to offer help to the thousands of sufferers. They will be equipped with necessary medical and pharmaceutical supplies.

    The Greek ''Doctors of the World'' appealed for money, food and pharmaceuticals to help meet the needs of the earthquake victims.

    [02] Coca-Coca, Athenian Brewery invest in FYROM via subsidiary

    22/05/2003 20:04:01

    Athens-quoted Coca-Cola HBC and Athenian Brewery said on Thursday that they had invested 55 million euros in the Former Yugslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to build a high technology beer and soft drinks production and bottling plant.

    The project near FYROM's capital, Skope, was carried out by a subsidiary of the two companies, Pivara Skopje, which employed Heineken output specifications, the firms said in a statement.

    The plant will cover domestic consumption in the neighbouring country, and may begin exporting elsewhere in the Balkan, the statement added.

    [03] Greek EU presidency express sorrow over catastrophic quake in Algeria

    22/05/2003 19:32:08

    The Greek European Union Presidency on Thursday expressed its "profound sorrow" over the catastrophic earthquake in Algiers that cused the death of at least 700 people.

    "The EU Presidency expresses its profound sorrow and its deepest condolences to the government and the people of Algeria as well as to the relatives of the victims of the disastrous earthquake, which befell yesterday (Wednesday) this country.

    "The EU is ready to offer all possible assistance in order to alleviate the suffering of the Algerian people affected by this tragedy," a Greek foreign ministry statement said.

    [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

    22/05/2003 19:23:21

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.181

    Pound sterling 0.722

    Danish kroner 7.483

    Swedish kroner 9.221

    Japanese yen 138.2

    Swiss franc 1.524

    Norwegian kroner 7.910

    Cyprus pound 0.591

    Canadian dollar 1.602

    Australian dollar 1.793

    [05] Weather Forecast: Rain, storms on Friday

    22/05/2003 19:08:25

    Cloud is forecast in all parts of the country, turning to rain and storms. The weather will improve for intervals in the west and south. Winds variable, moderate to strong. In the north, temperatures will range from 12C to 22C; and in the rest of the country from 15C to 26C. Temperatures in Athens between 18C and 24C; and in Thessaloniki from 16C to 20C.

    [06] OTE leads ASE lower on Thursday

    22/05/2003 16:43:28

    Greek stocks ended lower on Thursday hit by a 3.18 percent drop in Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation's share price in the Athens Stock Exchange.

    The general index fell 0.48 percent to end fractionally above the 1,700 level at 1,700.09 points, with turnover a moderate 97.1 million euros.

    The IT Solution, Retail and Cement sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day (2.80 percent, 2.34 percent and 2.18 percent, respectively), while the Textile and Bank sectors scored gains (0.86 percent and 0.06 percent, respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks eased 0.57 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index ended 0.98 percent down, the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index dropped 0.90 percent and the wider FTSE/ASE 140 index fell 0.68 percent.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 208 to 85 with another 63 issues unchanged.


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