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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-13

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  • [01] Ski resorts in northern Greece ready for first visitors
  • [02] ASE opening: Decline

  • [01] Ski resorts in northern Greece ready for first visitors

    Maintenance work in most of the ski resorts in the northern part of the country has been completed and all the facilities are ready for visitors, as the first snow has started to fall in those regions.

    The Mt Voras (Kaimakcalan) crown in the prefecture of Pella is already covered with snow and temperature has dropped several degrees below zero. The ski resort will be in full operation after the maintenance of the ski lifts is completed.

    In Naousa, the "Tria-Pente Pigadia" ski resort is ready for winter sports lovers, while the first snowflakes are being expected at Vigla-Pisoderi ski resort in Florina, northwest Greece, which usually opens by mid November.

    Ready for the tourists is Seli in Imathia Prefecture, while the ski resorts of Vitsi in Kastoria Prefecture and Elatochori in Pieria Prefecture, as well as Vasilitsa, Lailia and Falakro in the prefectures of Grevena, Serres and Dramas respectively, are also preparing for the winter.

    [02] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.39 percent, standing at 2,610.19 points at 10:55 a.m., and turnover at 20.1 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the biggest losses in Health, down 1.70 percent; Financial Services, down 0.57 percent; and Household and Personal Goods, down 0.44 percent.

    The biggest gains were in Constructions, up 1.07 percent; Commerce, up 0.23 percent and Travel and Recreation, up 0.14 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.30 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.21 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.05 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 48 were up, 49 were down, and 28 were unchanged.

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