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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-09-15

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  • [01] Marfin Popular Bank completes sales of 500-mln-euro bond issue
  • [02] KKE demands debate 'equality'
  • [03] Stocks end 2.59% up

  • [01] Marfin Popular Bank completes sales of 500-mln-euro bond issue

    (ANA-MPA) -- Marfin Popular Bank on Tuesday announced the successful completion of a 3-year bond, worth 500 million euros, included in an EMTN (Euro Medium Term Note) program to raise medium and long-term capital. The bank said its bond issue was 1.3 times oversubscribed (the book building procedure totaled 650 million euros), with around 50 pct of the bond offered to foreign institutional investors.

    [02] KKE demands debate 'equality'

    (ANA-MPA) -- Communist Party of Greece (KKE) leader Aleka Papariga on Tuesday called for "equality and adherence" to the issues in televised debates among the political party leaders, all ahead of the Oct. 4 general elections, in order, as she said, to put an end to debates where leaders' questions are anticipated in advance, thus rendering the debates "something ridiculous and rigged".

    She also charged that the planned debate between the leaders of the two mainstream parties -- ruling New Democracy (ND) and main opposition PASOK -- was being held for the sole purpose of focusing voters' attention on those two parties in order to "narrow their choice to between the two, without an alternative option".

    [03] Stocks end 2.59% up

    Greek stocks recovered strongly at the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, pushing the composite index of the market back above the 2,500 level. The index rose 2.59 pct to end at 2,531.94 points, with turnover rising to 236.3 million euros, of which 44.8 million euros were block trades.

    Most sectors moved upwards, with the Health (4.61 pct), Technology (3.62 pct), Food/Beverage (3.41 pct), Travel (3.28 pct) and Banks (3.0 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day.

    The FTSE 20 index jumped 2.76 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 1.92 pct higher and the FTSE 80 index rose 1.81 pct. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 165 to 59 with another 43 issues unchanged.

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