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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-07-02

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

  • [01] Rise at ASE opening

    Athens (ANA-MPA) -- Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.42 percent, standing at 1,458.27 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 9.110 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Insurance, up 3.41 percent; and Raw Materials, up 1.61 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Food & Beverage, down 1.07 percent; and Telecoms, down 0.80 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.93 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.80 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.92 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 59 were up, 13 were down, and 21 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The changes to social security, the economy and the Public Administration Inspector General Leandros Rakitzis' latest annual report (for 2009) were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Friday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Ministry director sat on...31 Committees (with pay) - Revelations by the Public Administration Inspector General".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Everyone against everyone in PASOK - The government severely criticised, the (ruling) party falling apart".

    AVGHI: "IMF 'recipe' in the state hospitals, too".

    AVRIANI: "Labor leader has 9 million euros in bank - Orgy of scandals and illegalities throughout the entire public sector ascertained in Public Administration Inspector's burning report".

    CHORA: "One in two enterprises going out of business - Shocking study by EBEA (Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry)".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Piranhas and rodents in public administration and municipalities, according to Public Administration Inspector General Leandros Rakitzis' report".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Unbelievable! Ministry employee with 9 million euros in bank deposits - Shocking revelations by Public Administration Inspector General".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Behind-the-scenes and bargaining for...breadcrumbs - Government baptizes as 'success' the signing of a national collective labor agreement with 1 percent salary increases, while inflation is running at over 5 percent".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "5 'aspirins' for the Social Security system - 16 questions and answers on the new regulations".

    ESTIA: "The deficits in public transport companies - How they skyrocketed in the space of 10 years".

    ETHNOS: "Last-minute 'face-lift' on retirement ages - Social security bill: They're changing the draft law again, just before it's tabling in parliament".

    IMERISSIA: "Three-year agreement on salaries - Papandreou intervention with the 'green' (PASOK-affiliated) trade unionists".

    KATHIMERINI: "Internal clashes in PASOK and government - Despite the heavy climate, the social security bill is expected to be passed".

    LOGOS: "Corrections lacking substance to the social security bill tabled by employment ministry".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "2.3 billion euros entering the market for investments".

    NIKI: "Bankruptcy suffocating the people".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Government-GSEE collusion on labor relations, social security changes".

    TA NEA: "Secret reductions in IKA (state-run Social Security Foundation) pensions".

    TO VIMA: "New retirement ages for those hired before 1992 - 'Gift' of one year - They will be able to retire with the old retirement ages up to the year 2011".

    VRADYNI: "The Death of the Merchant - One in to SMEs (small and medium size enterprises) going out of business, according to EBEA report".

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