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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-07-31

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  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise

    Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.75 percent, standing at 2,370.69 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 9.2 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upward nearly across the board, with the only losses in Food & Beverage, down 1.34 percent.

    The biggest gains were in Mass Media, up 1.79 percent; Chemicals, up 1.38 percent; and Raw Materials, up 1.36 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.45 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.64 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.23 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 56 were up, 15 were down, and 19 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The revised National Plan on the new flu A/H1N1 outbreak to be presented by health minister Dimitris Avramopoulos to the relevant inter-ministerial committee at an extraordinary meeting to be chaired by prime minister Costas Karamanlis on Friday, speculation on early general elections in the autumn, the Siemens bribery and kickbacks case, and the source of wealth statements of the 300 parliamentary MPs, which were made public on Thursday, were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Friday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Wealth but without...source - Today's generation of politicians is well-off".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Alert over the new flu - Urgent hiring of 4,000 doctors and nursing staff".

    AVGHI: "The government's policy is 'heavy and hazardous' - The definition of 'heavy and hazardous' work established by ministerial 'order'."

    AVRIANI: "The politicians concealing their real assets - The foolery of the 'source of wealth' statements must stop".

    ELEFTHEROS: "The MPs know how to earn and conceal - They're openly fooling the people with their source of wealth statements".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Crisis: The statistical figures on sales indicate: Lack of money...stagnant commerce".

    ESTIA: "Unallowable disaster-mongering - PASOK investing in the dissolution of everything".

    ETHNOS: "300 holes in the 'source' (of wealth) of parliament - Official admission: Impossible to check the 'source'."

    KATHIMERINI: "Summer agitation in ND, PASOK - The elections scenarios, the internal party mutinies".

    LOGOS: "Inter-ministerial committee meets today (Friday) - Municipalities, Prefectures join the fight against the new flu".

    PARASKEVI+13 (weekly): "The prime minister's electoral quandaries".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Rallies on the Heavy and Hazardous Professions - No complacency - We continue the demand".

    TA NEA: "New tax shock and reduction of pensions (recommended by OECD) - Harsh 'recipes' after the government's failure".

    TO VIMA: "'Secret' instructions for preparedness for elections from interior minister Pavlopoulos".

    VRADYNI: "The Siemens bribes to (state officials in) Italy channeled via Greece, Rome prosecutor reveals".

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