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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 99-10-04

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [02] Stock Exchange - Reopening
  • [03] Cyprus - IMO
  • [04] Cyprus exercise - Greek jets
  • [05] Government - Cyprus problem
  • [06] Cyprus - Turkey - EU
  • [07] President Clerides - Support to Weizman
  • [08] Russian President - Cyprus independence
  • [09] Stock Exchange - Reopening
  • [10] Spokesman - British High Commissioner
  • [11] British High Commissioner - Cyprus problem
  • [12] Government - Party in British Bases

  • 1500:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Oct 4 CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
          CSE General Index                         414.95 (-1.27)
    
          Traded Value            CYP  6,868,250
    
          Sectural Indices
    
          Banks                   CYP 4,398,024     598.76 (-2.04)
          Approved Investment
          Companies               CYP   164,051     246.85 ( 1.06)
          Insurance Companies     CYP    80,023     189.17 ( 8.58)
          Manufacturing Companies CYP   161,476     129.60 (-3.15)
          Tourism Companies       CYP    74,287     280.71 ( 4.11)
          Trading Companies       CYP   254,664     165.17 ( 3.21)
          Other Companies         CYP 1,136,885     263.85 (-2.06)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA MA/1999
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    1540:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Stock Exchange - Reopening

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) reopened today after a one-month closure, recording an increase of its General Index by 1, 2 per cent.

    The CSE had been closed since September 3rd, after a decision by its Board, to give brokers time to clear a backlog of transaction due to unprecedented volumes of transactions over the previous weeks.

    CNA GG/MA/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1720:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Cyprus - IMO

    Limassol, Oct 4 (CNA) -- Cyprus has a large fleet under its flag and is taking on the responsibility of making sure that International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations are implemented on board those ships, IMO General Secretary William O'Neil said today.

    After a meeting today in Limassol with Cyprus Communications and Works Minister Averof Neophytou, on the sidelines of the "Maritime Cyprus '99" conference, O'Neil said as regards safety issues the IMO is in the process of receiving information from Cyprus.

    CNA SC/RM/GP/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1745:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Cyprus exercise - Greek jets

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA -- Six Greek Air Force jets took part today in the Cyprus National Guard military exercise code-named "Nikiforos '99", the island's Defence Minister Sokrates Hassikos revealed.

    He said two A-7 Consair bombers and four F-16 aircraft participated in various phases of the six-day manoeuvres but they did not landed at "Andreas Papandreou" air base near the western town of Paphos.

    CNA MK/GP/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1800:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Government - Cyprus problem

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government does not believe that any concrete progress was achieved in efforts to settle the island's political problem from last week's meeting in Washington between US President Bill Clinton and Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou told his daily briefing today that Ecevit's acceptance of a visit to the region by US Presidential emissary Alfred Moses "does not constitute progress".

    CNA MM/MA/GP/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1910:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Cyprus - Turkey - EU

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government believes that Turkey must meet all its obligations if it is to acquire the status of a candidate country for European Union accession.

    Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou told his daily briefing today that Nicosia fully agrees with the policy followed by the Greek government on the issue.

    CNA MM/MA/GP/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1915:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] President Clerides - Support to Weizman

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides supports the candidacy of Israeli President Ezer Weizman for the nobel peace prize, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou announced today.

    He said President Clerides believes this support "reflects his trust and respect towards a person who offers much to world peace and peace in our region."

    CNA MM/MA/GP/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1945:CYPPRESS:08

    [08] Russian President - Cyprus independence

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA) -- The bilateral ties that have developed between the people of Russia and Cyprus is a guarantee for the further intensification and strengthening of cooperation between the two countries, President of the Russian Federation Boris Yeltsin has said.

    In a message to President Glafcos Clerides on the occasion of Cyprus' Independence Day, celebrated October 1st, Yeltsin also said that the intensification of cooperation is "in the interest of a just and viable solution of the Cyprus problem on the basis of the International Law and UN resolutions."

    CNA RM/MA/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1950:CYPPRESS:09

    [09] Stock Exchange - Reopening

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA) -- The official closing figure of the Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) General Index was 414,95, 10,4 points lower than the preliminary figure of 425,35 which was reported earlier today.

    Today's official General Index fell by 1,27 per cent compared to that of September 3, last day the CSE was open before the four-week suspension of trading.

    CNA GG/MCH/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2015:CYPPRESS:10

    [10] Spokesman - British High Commissioner

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA) -- The government does not wish to comment on the fact that British High Commissioner in Cyprus Edward Clay did not attend official events marking the 39th anniversary since the establishment of the Republic but has noted it down, Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said today.

    The British High Commissioner rejected reports in the local press of a crisis in relations between Britain and Cyprus and that his absence from events celebrating independence sent a political message.

    CNA MM/MCH/MA/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2035:CYPPRESS:11

    [11] British High Commissioner - Cyprus problem

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA) -- British High Commissioner Edward Clay today described the new initiative launched aiming at the resumption of talks for a Cyprus settlement as the most serious for a long time, since it involves all major powers.

    He referred to the upcoming visit to the area of US Presidential Emissary Alfred Moses, the OSCE Summit in Constantinople (Istanbul) in November and the European Union Summit in Helsinki in December and said "the window of opportunity for this initiative has always been seen as the late part of this year and at the early part of next."

    CNA MCH/MA/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2040:CYPPRESS:12

    [12] Government - Party in British Bases

    Nicosia, Oct 4 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government today refrained from commenting on an event held in the British Bases here in which Turkish Cypriots from the Turkish-occupied areas of the island also participated, pending further investigations into the matter.

    On their part British High Commissioner Edward Clay and British Bases Spokesman Rob Need said it was an annual event organised by people working at the Bases in which both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots participated.

    CNA MA/MCH/1999
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS
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