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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-09

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] ASE opening: Rise
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.69 percent, standing at 2,720.03 points at 11:55 a.m., and turnover at 23.6 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Technology, up 2.11 percent; Public Utilities, up 1.63 percent and Health, up 1.58 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Insurance, down 4.82 percent; Mass Media, down 1.10 percent and Commerce, down 0.57 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.55 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.31 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.92 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 76 were up, 28 were down, and 18 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Main opposition New Democracy's (ND) Extraordinary Congress and the election race for the party's leadership, the Piraeus port dockworkers' strike, the changes in social security, and EU pressure for immediate measures to curtail the fiscal deficit, dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "ND's Congress was useful and fruitful".

    APOGEVMATINI: "7 changes in social security - Government considers raising the retirement age and the minimum working years required for retirement".

    AVRIANI: "Possibility of general elections in March is open in the event of rapid worsening of the economy's situation, which will severely damage the government".

    CHORA: "Two parties in a single package - Congress full of backstabbing, undermining and abysmal hypocrisy, with 500 members absent".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Ruling PASOK and ND need ...Uri Geller to teach PASOK how to govern and ND how to rebuild the party".

    ELEFTHEROS: "The speeches and attitudes in ND's Congress indicated that Dora Bakoyannis' and Antonis Samaras' political philosophies are completely different".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Demand for unity in ND".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Government opens social security issue - Operation: Brussels appeasement".

    ESTIA: "Election of new leader in ND: Recourse to party's grass roots a sui generis form of populism".

    ETHNOS: "ND's Congress impressions a draw - The election of the new leader will be judged on the points".

    TA NEA: "Tough battle over the leadership- Scenery of rift in ND ahead of elections".

    VRADYNI: "Return to society - ND rediscovers its roots and its democratic values".

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