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Athens News Agency: News in English, 03-09-25

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] 188 scientists present ways to preserve historic cities
  • [02] Hungarian President Madl tours N. Greece
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday
  • [04] Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud on Friday
  • [05] Greek stocks end lower on Thursday

  • [01] 188 scientists present ways to preserve historic cities

    25/09/2003 23:26:27

    One hundred eighty-eight scientists met on Thursday in Rhodes, in the framework of an international symposium on cities of international heritage, and presented their efforts to protect monuments in historic cities.

    They showcased efforts in Milan, Venice, Genoa, Trieste, Bari, Istanbul and Kioto among others, while representatives of the Greek culture ministry presented a databank in three languages concerning a program of common action for Mediterranean countries, aiming to exchange experiences and technical know-how, as well as personnel training.

    Rhodes Mayor George Yiannopoulos, who is hosting the symposium, presented the efforts and programs of the City of Rhodes to preserve the historic part of the city, which is one of the best preserved medieval architectural examples in the region.

    [02] Hungarian President Madl tours N. Greece

    25/09/2003 23:26:21

    Visiting Hungarian President Ferenc Madl called on northern Greek entrepreneurs work with the Hungarian counterparts in terms of investments and trade, during his visit on Thursday to the northern port city of Thessaloniki.

    The Hungarian president was accompanied by 33 businesspeople from his country, with the intent on forging better cooperation by the two sides in terms of the western Balkans region.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

    25/09/2003 18:59:16

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.158

    Pound sterling 0.698

    Danish kroner 7.487

    Swedish kroner 8.955

    Japanese yen 129.3

    Swiss franc 1.561

    Norwegian kroner 8.108

    Cyprus pound 0.588

    Canadian dollar 1.564

    Australian dollar 1.698

    [04] Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud on Friday

    25/09/2003 18:38:03

    Most parts of the country will see scattered cloud, with showers or storms likely in the centre and north. Winds variable, light to strong. In the north, temperatures will range from 13C to 25C; and in the rest of the country from 15C to 29C. Temperatures in Athens between 18C and 28C; and in Thessaloniki from 15C to 24C.

    [05] Greek stocks end lower on Thursday

    25/09/2003 16:40:19

    Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday as investors seemed reluctant to feed-in a two-day rally of prices.

    The general index fell 0.88 percent to end at 2,027.46 points, off the day's lows of 2,020.16 points. Turnover was a moderate 101.3 million euros.

    All sector indices ended lower, with the Textile (3.90 percent), Publications (3.87 percent) and IT Solutions (3.15 percent) suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day. The Telecommunications sector eased 0.68 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks fell 0.94 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index dropped 1.17 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index ended 2.34 percent down.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 283 to 48 with another 27 issues unchanged.


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