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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-04-28

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

  • [01] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.81 percent, standing at 1,710.36 points at 11:00 a.m., and turnover at 44.483 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Raw Materials, up 2.53 percent; and Chemicals, up 2.07 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Telecoms, down 2.07 percent; and Health, down 3.75 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.07 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 1.29 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.08 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 42 were up, 32 were down, and 21 were unchanged.

    [02] Áthens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Prime Minister George Papandreou's message for national unity aiming at exiting from the economic crisis, the skyrocketing of the spread and plunge on the Athens Stock Exchange, the downgrading of Greece's and Portugal's credit rating Standard and Poor's and the speculators' raid against Greece and Portugal, dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Tax Bureau will start meticulous inspection on civil servants' earnings".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Every day things get worse - The country on the razor's edge, without a programme, a compass and a plan for the next day".

    AVGHI: "The one-way-street out from the crisis is strewn with junk - On Tuesday, Greece was officially ousted from the markets".

    AVRIANI: "They are leading us at full speed towards controlled bankruptcy - Great woes await the country - Politicians and people must wake up before it's too late".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Enough! - Black Tuesday for the Greek economy due to prime minister's inertia and hesitance".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Fear of a domino effect brings agreement for the support mechanism closer - Agreement to be signed by Sunday".

    ESTIA: "The country is sending the wrong message - Greek economy's credibility under dispute".

    ETHNOS: "Race for the loan - Europe is waking up after the speculators' raid".

    IMERISSIA: "Alarm in Europe over the crisis - Assistance to Greece accelerated".

    KATHIMERINI: "Race with time for the rescue".

    LOGOS: "Bank of Greece austerity measures in 2010 - BoG governor George Provopoulos estimates over 2 percent recession".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Dangerous uncertainty over the mechanism and the measures".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Ruling PASOK's hopes to bash the popular struggle are hopeless".

    TA NEA: "The domino threat wakes up Europe - Speculators now attacking Portugal, too".

    TO VIMA: "Shock measures after the markets' crash - The agreement with the IMF to be signed immediately".

    VRADYNI: "They are pushing us to bankruptcy - Dramatic developments despite the request for activation of the support mechanism".

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