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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-01-05

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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 Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.93 percent, standing at 2,210.02 points at 11:00 a.m., and turnover at 23,299 million euros.

    The biggest gains were in Food and Beverages, up 0.65 percent and Raw Materials, up 0.54 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Industrial Products, down 0.30 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.78 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.32 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.46 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 35 were up, 13 were down, and 17 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens ' dailies at a glance

    Hikes in consumer taxes, changes in the tax system as well as the problem of illegal migration and the country's pending Stability and Development pact mostly dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens ' dailies.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Main opposition New Democracy says yes to the establishment of parliamentary inquiry committees".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Private colleges: Presidential decree will be sent to Supreme Court to decide on integration of EU directive".

    AVGHI: "European Commission and ECB delegation in Athens ".

    AVRIANI: "Scandal with medicines and medical supplies in hospitals uncovered".

    CHORA: "Hunt for receipts".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Government violating immigration treaty".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Sweeping changes in armed forces' health and insurance".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Slot machines to return".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Prosecutors in search of suspects involved in medical supply rings in hospitals".

    ESTIA: "Taxes main issue on evening news".

    ETHNOS: "Women to retire at age 65".

    IMERISSIA: "Emergency plan for 1 billion Euros".

    KATHIMERINI: "20-percent tax hike on alcohol, cigarettes".

    LOGOS: "Major tax hikes in cigarettes, alcohol".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Economic policy with EU, ECB mark".

    NIKI: "Government and PASOK in state of nervous breakdown".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Government, EU, plutocracy bash working classes' income".

    TA NEA: "Three months in a chaos over receipts".

    TO VIMA: "Taxes on cigarettes, alcohol will double".

    VRADYNI: "We did not pass exam - We failed to send Brussels the Stability pact draft".

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