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

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  • [01] Pension funds' assets up 65.8% in 2004-2009
  • [02] Stocks end 0.09% up

  • [01] Pension funds' assets up 65.8% in 2004-2009

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greek pension fundsā assets totaled 36.2 billion euros, from 21.8 billion euros in 2004, an increase of 65.8 pct, Employment Minister Fani Palli-Petralia said on Friday.

    Speaking to reporters, the minister said these numbers alone highlighted the proper management and the success of a social insurance reform programe implemented by the government.

    [02] Stocks end 0.09% up

    Stocks edged higher during the last trading session of the week at the Athens Stock Exchange, with the composite index of the market rising 0.09 pct to end at 2,611.56 points. Turnover was 272.8 million euros, of which 47.3 million euros were block trades.

    Most sectors moved upwards, with the Chemicals (4.21 pct), Health (2.74 pct) and Utilities (2.32 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Media (2.71 pct), Commerce (1.50 pct) and Industrial Products (1.09 pct) suffered losses.

    The FTSE 20 index rose 0.13 pct, the FTSE 40 index eased 0.14 pct and the FTSE 80 index fell 0.77 pct. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 130 to 62 with another 63 issues unchanged.

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