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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-07-05

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  • [01] Deficit down 41pct
  • [02] Decline at ASE opening:

  • [01] Deficit down 41pct

    Greece's budget deficit marked a substantial 41 percent decline in the first half of 2010, according to figures released by the Bank of Greece on Monday.

    According to the central bank, the central government fell to 11.5 billion euros in the first half of the year from 19.7 percent in the first half of 2009.

    Budget revenues in the same period rose to 23.2 billion euros from 21.7 billion euros in the corresponding period last year, while expenditures dropped to 30.2 billion euros from 35.6 billion euros in the first half of 2009.

    [02] Decline at ASE opening:

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), influenced by the European markets, with the basic share price index down 0.33 percent, standing at 1,446.27 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 5.510 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were mixed, with the biggest gains in Commerce, up 1.02 percent; and Travel & Recreation, up 0.86 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Construction, down 1.01 percent; and Telecoms, down 0.96 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.13 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.18 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.10 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 28 were up, 30 were down, and 16 were unchanged.

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