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Athens News Agency: News in English, 04-01-15

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  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates: Friday
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny on Friday
  • [03] Profit taking halts rally of prices in ASE

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates: Friday

    15/01/2004 21:03:06

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.273

    Pound sterling 0.697

    Danish kroner 7.507

    Swedish kroner 9.237

    Japanese yen 135.1

    Swiss franc 1.575

    Norwegian kroner 8.609

    Cyprus pound 0.591

    Canadian dollar 1.644

    Australian dollar 1.649

    [02] Weather Forecast: Mostly sunny on Friday

    15/01/2004 20:07:18

    Mostly sunny weather is forecast in all parts of the country, with a drop in temperature. Winds northwesterly, strong to very strong, easing off from late afternoon. Temperatures in Athens 8C to 12C and in Thessaloniki 2C to 6C.

    [03] Profit taking halts rally of prices in ASE

    15/01/2004 16:50:21

    Greek stocks came under mild profit taking pressure late in the session in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday ending a several-day rally of prices.

    The general index ended 0.05 percent lower at 2,481 points, after rising to a new record-high for the year (2,509.39 points) early in the session.

    Turnover was a heavy 258.3 million euros.

    Most sector indices ended lower, with the Textile (1.90 percent) and IT Applications (1.45 percent) sector suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day. The Cement and Insurance sectors scored the biggest percentage gains (1.32 percent and 0.33 percent, respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks was unchanged from Wednesday's closing level, while the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index eased 0.23 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index ended 0.47 percent lower.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 214 to 99 with another 46 issues unchanged.

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