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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-04-01

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

  • [01] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.87 percent, standing at 2,085.41 points at 11:30 a.m., and turnover at 25.820 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Food and Beverages, up 2.58 percent; and Banks, up 1.61 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Health, down 3.26 percent; and Oil, down 0.65 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.01 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.12 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.50 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 66 were up, 21 were down, and 17 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The Greek economy and the speculation of recourse to the IMF, the changes in the taxation system and the penalties announced by Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou for tax evaders, dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: " 'Cheap' work for 119,000 unemployed".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Proof of standard of living for pensions also".

    AVGHI: "Calvary for the economy and the society - Official unemployment at 14.6 percent in February".

    AVRIANI: "Former Olympic Airways employees' transfers without benefits".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Government now casts out the .....triumph it signed in Brussels and admits the fiasco".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Tax Bureau is stalking - Market is withering".

    ESTIA: "Taxes are strangling the economy".

    ETHNOS: "Finance Ministry's ultimatum to public entities to curtail expenses".

    IMERISSIA: "Papaconstantinou to newspaper: Tax evaders will be sent to jail".

    KATHIMERINI: "Reversals in the way pensions will be calculated".

    LOGOS: "FinMin George Papaconstantinou preannounced a series of changes in the new taxation system".

    NIKI: "The Easter festive table extremely expensive this year".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The Communist Party affiliated labour union PAME calls for 48hour strike on the 21st and 22nd of April".

    TA NEA: "Heavy taxes for owners of swimming pools and pleasure boats as well as for private school fees".

    TO VIMA: "Turmoil in municipalities over the lay-offs and transfers".

    VRADYNI: "Clash in parliament over the new tax bill".

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