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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-02-08

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  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [02] De Soto - Press conference (1)
  • [03] Cyprus - Bosnia- Herzegovina - Protocol
  • [04] UN advisor - Cyprus question - End of proximity talks
  • [05] De Soto - Press Conference - Questions
  • [06] De Klerk - Visit - Statements
  • [07] Cyprus - UN-led talks - Sources

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    [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Feb 8 CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
          CSE General Index                         637.80 ( 0.18)
          Traded Value            CYP 29,482,814
          Sectural Indices
          Banks                   CYP13,153,073     775.78 ( -0.16)
          Approved Investment
          Companies               CYP 2,816,754     501.82 (  1.66)
          Insurance Companies     CYP   949,834     393.12 (  7.57)
          Manufacturing Companies CYP 1,024,153     200.27 ( -0.09)
          Tourism Companies       CYP 2,417,567     524.45 ( -0.26)
          Trading Companies       CYP 1,640,904     258.81 ( -0.09)
          Other Companies         CYP 4,769,703     707.33 (  0.74)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA MCH/2000

    [02] De Soto - Press conference (1)

    By Maria Myles

    Geneva, Feb 8(CNA) - The third round of UN-led proximity talks on Cyprus will start on May 23 in New York, UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Cyprus, Alvaro de Soto, announced here, today, adding he will visit Cyprus next month.

    Speaking at a press conference at the end of the second round of the proximity talks, de Soto clarified that this round did not involve any negotiations but that the process is on track and the improvement of relations between Turkey and Greece gives ground for hope.

    CNA MM/EC/MCH/2000

    [03] Cyprus - Bosnia- Herzegovina - Protocol

    Nicosia, Feb 8 -- Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovina have signed a protocol for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

    The protocol was signed by the Permanent Representatives of Cyprus and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the United Nations, Ambassadors Sotos Zackheos and Mohamet Sacirbey.

    CNA MK/MCH/2000

    [04] UN advisor - Cyprus question - End of proximity talks

    By Maria Myles

    Geneva, Feb 8 (CNA) - The UN Secretary-General's special advisor for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto has said the new Cyprus peace effort that began last December is "on track" and announced that the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides have accepted an invitation from the UN chief to resume proximity talks, in principle, on May 23 in New York.

    In an opening statement at the end of the proximity talks that began in Geneva on January 31, de Soto said various issues were addressed "in the exploratory way that they have been addressed until now".

    CNA MM/MA/MCH/2000

    [05] De Soto - Press Conference - Questions

    by Maria Myles

    Geneva, Feb 8 -- The UN would consider changing the format of the ongoing proximity talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides to find a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus, if the two sides agree to do so, UN Secretary-General's special advisor for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto has said, stressing also that meaningful negotiations can take place without face to face talks.

    The top UN envoy for Cyprus told a press conference here today that the notion of political equality is enshrined in various UN documents, adding that the challenge ahead is to translate that into a comprehensive settlement.

    CNA/MM/MCH/2000 172:CYPPRESS:06 De Klerk - Visit - Statements

    Larnaca, Feb 8 (CNA) - Former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Frederik de Klerk has expressed the view that the international community has not given enough attention to the problem of Cyprus, noting that the superpowers tend to underestimate some conflicts while handling others.

    Speaking on his arrival to Cyprus, his first visit here, the South African politician also said the world is getting smaller and borders are no longer as important, making the opening up of communication channels particular meaningful.

    CNA MAN/MA/MCH/2000

    [06] Cyprus - UN-led talks - Sources

    by Maria Myles

    Geneva, Feb 8, -- The UN intend to brief the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sides, engaged in proximity talks, about the positions each one outlines before they (UN) embark on direct negotiations with the two sides, well informed sources believe.

    They also consider that the third round of talks, scheduled to begin in New York on 23 May, is set to conclude on 2 June but the parties are due to return to the UN seat for a fourth round of talks at the end of June.


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