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

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  • [01] PM Karamanlis confers with central bank governor
  • [02] Light earthquake in Villia
  • [03] ASE opening: Sharp decline

  • [01] PM Karamanlis confers with central bank governor

    Prime minister Costas Karamanlis on Wednesday conferred with Bank of Greece (BoG) governor George Provopoulos.

    Speaking to reporters after the meeting, the central bank governor said they discussed the course of the economy. He declined comment on questions whether they discussed elections-related issues.

    [02] Light earthquake in Villia

    A light earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale was recorded just before noon on Wednesday at a distance of 40 kilometers west of Athens.

    According to the Athens National Observatory's Geodynamics Institute and the Thessaloniki Aristotle University's Geophysics Laboratory, the trembler was recorded at 11:17 a.m., with its epicentre in the area of Villia.

    [03] ASE opening: Sharp decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 2.43 percent, standing at 2,449.20 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 23.7 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving downward across the board, with the heaviest losses in Insurance, down 3.75 percent; Food & Beverage, down 3.27 percent; Banks, down 3.11 percent; Commerce, down 2.67 percent; and Industrial Products, down 2.40 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 2.63 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 2.03 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.95 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 16 were up, 90 were down, and 24 were unchanged.

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