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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-02-14

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders meet
  • [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [03] Israeli Agriculture Minister - Cyprus
  • [04] Government - Confidence building measures
  • [05] Cyprus - Oil - Price rise
  • [06] EU - Cyprus - UN - Death penalty
  • [07] Desalination - Cyprus
  • [08] House President - Health

  • 1450:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders meet

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) -- Leaders or representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties met today at the Ledra Palace Hotel in the UN-controlled buffer zone in Nicosia.

    A joint communique issued afterwards says "participants expressed views on the course of developments in the Cyprus problem".

    CNA FZ/GP/2000
    1540:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Feb 14 CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
          CSE General Index                         666.90 ( 2.69)
    
          Traded Value            CYP 31,267,648
    
          Sectural Indices
    
          Banks                   CYP 8,052,747     788.24 (  2.65)
          Approved Investment
          Companies               CYP 1,912,090     521.54 (  3.32)
          Insurance Companies     CYP 1,821,019     446.70 (  0.08)
          Manufacturing Companies CYP 1,331,581     210.96 (  3.40)
          Tourism Companies       CYP 1,745,677     550.81 (  0.19)
          Trading Companies       CYP 3,129,462     287.10 (  6.65)
          Other Companies         CYP10,688,475     792.13 (  2.73)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA MM/2000
    1715:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Israeli Agriculture Minister - Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) - Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Haim Oron arrives here tomorrow on an official two-day visit at the invitation of his Cypriot counterpart Costas Themistocleous.

    The two ministers will discuss ways to further strengthen cooperation between Cyprus and Israel in the agricultural field.

    CNA MCH/MM/2000
    1720:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Government - Confidence building measures

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) - The Cyprus government has said it would be willing to discuss confidence building measures on the island as long as they did not constitute in any way recognition of the illegal regime in the Turkish occupied areas and are not a substitute for negotiations leading to an overall settlement.

    Replying to questions during his daily briefing today, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said no concrete measures have been proposed to the government.

    CNA MCH/MA/MM/2000
    1730:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Cyprus - Oil - Price rise

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) - The price of oil products will increase by a maximum of five cents per litre, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Nicos Rolandis said today, after a meeting he chaired on the issue.

    Rolandis said the increase in the price of oil, today selling at 27 dollars per barrel, is inevitable.

    CNA ITS/MA/MM/2000
    1800:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] EU - Cyprus - UN - Death penalty

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) - Portugal, the current European Union presidency, has issued a statement welcoming the decision by the Republic of Cyprus to abolish the death penalty.

    The EU statement, which has circulated at the UN and was made public here today, describes Cyprus' ratification of Protocol 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights as "a significant step forward, reinforcing Cyprus' commitment to the promotion of human rights."

    CNA MA/MM/2000
    1920:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] Desalination - Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 14 (CNA) - Work for the construction of a second desalination plant in Cyprus started at the beginning of this year and is expected to provide two tonnes of fresh water in April next year.

    According to an official statement, the unit, built near Larnaca international airport on the southern coast, will supply the capital Nicosia and the southern coastal town of Larnaca with fresh water. CNA/GG/MM/2000

    2020:CYPPRESS:08

    [08] House President - Health

    London, Feb 14 (CNA) - House of Representatives President Spyros Kyprianou was said to be in "good spirits" and making steady and satisfactory progress after an operation he underwent on Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital in London on his sternum.

    Speaking to the press, heart surgeon Rex Stambridge said the House President "is in a slight better spirit today, he is mobilizing better and is making steady and satisfactory progress".

    CNA KT/RM/MM/2000
    CNA ENDS
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