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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-02-18

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [02] Wheather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [03] Education Minister - 7th International Education Fair
  • [04] Bank of Cyprus Group - 1999 Results
  • [05] Ministry of Communications - Statement - "Lufthansa"
  • [06] House President - Health
  • [07] Fuel - Price - Ministers

  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Feb 18 (CNA) - All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:

    CSE General Index 640.16 (-1.24)

    Traded Value CYP 29,551,854

    Sectural Indices

    Banks CYP16,593,351 761.64 ( -0.88)

    Approved Investment

    Companies CYP 1,403,161 496.10 ( -3.19)

    Insurance Companies CYP 968,142 431.89 ( -2.62)

    Manufacturing Companies CYP 2,106,707 201.91 ( -2.93) Tourism Companies CYP 1,300,794 525.79 ( -1.55)

    Trading Companies CYP 1,121,628 270.66 ( -3.67)

    Other Companies CYP 4,256,745 750.55 ( -0.74)

    * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA MA/2000

    [02] Wheather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    1700:CYPPRESS:02

    Wheather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 18 (CNA) -- Today's wheather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are:

    Temperatures (degrees Celcius)

    ----------------------

    Station Maximum Minimum Weather

    (At 1200 UTC)

    ----------------------

    Nicosia 17 5 CLOUDY

    Larnaca 19 6 FINE

    Limassol 18 9 FAIR

    Paphos 18 11 CLOUDY

    ----------------------

    CNA GP/2000

    [03] Education Minister - 7th International Education Fair

    1900:CYPPRESS:03
    Nicosia, Feb 18 (CNA) - The 7th International Education Fair will take place in Nicosia between February 24 and 27, with the participation of 125 organisations, 44 universities, 14 technical schools from Greece, state and private schools, cultural centres, counselling services, publishers, bookshops and other bodies of education and educational technology from 13 countries, including Cyprus.

    Speaking at a press conference, Education and Culture Minister Ouranios Ioannides referred to the government effort to turn Cyprus into an education centre for the region, noting that last year more than 2,500 foreign students attended private colleges here with English programmes while their numbers are expected to increase substantially this year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">

    &quot;The main goal of the Education Fair is to cater for the needs of our youth through sound and reliable information&quot;, Ioannides said, adding that the Fair is &quot;organised jointly by the Cyprus State Fairs Authority and the Ministry of Education and Culture&quot;.

    CNA/RG/MA/2000

    [04] Bank of Cyprus Group - 1999 Results

    1720:CYPPRESS:04
    Nicosia, Feb 18 (CNA) - The Bank of Cyprus Group (BOC) recorded excellent operating profits for 1999, reaching 133 million Cyprus pounds, an increase of 103,2 per cent. (One Cyprus pound is trading at around 1.8 US dollars).

    Presenting the preliminary results for 1999 at a press conference today, the Group's chairman Solon Triantafyllides said the excellent results enable the Bank to raise the final dividend from 20 per cent to 24 per cent.

    CNA EC/MA/2000

    [05] Ministry of Communications - Statement - "Lufthansa"

    1730:CYPPRESS:05
    Nicosia, Feb 18 (CNA) - &quot;Larnaca International Airport is totally adequate to meet any emergency or forced landing&quot;, a statement by the Ministry of Communications and Works underlines, describing as &quot;inaccurate&quot; relevant Turkish media reports.

    The statement was released following a report by the Turkish news agency &quot;Anatolia&quot; today which supported that an airplane of the German airlines &quot;Lufthansa&quot; following damage to a tyre upon take off from Larnaca, which in turn caused damage to the hydraulics of the aircraft, flew to Constantinople (Istanbul) as the technical equipment of Larnaca airport was not adequate.

    CNA EC/MA/2000

    [06] House President - Health

    2015:CYPPRESS:06
    London, Feb 18(CNA) - Consultant Rex Stambridge said Cyprus House of Representatives President Spyros Kyprianou, who underwent an operation at St. Mary's Hospital in London last Saturday to rewire his sternum, is making a continued, slow and steady progress.

    Stambridge said that by the end of next week he hopes he will be able to give more concrete predictions regarding the time Kyprianou will be staying in hospital and in London.

    KT/EC/MA/2000

    [07] Fuel - Price - Ministers

    1815:CYPPRESS:07
    Nicosia, Feb 18 (CNA) - Finance and Commerce Ministers, Takis Klerides and Nicos Rolandis respectively, met today with parliamentary party representatives to discuss the issue of increasing the price of fuel.

    During the meetings with the five parties (Democratic Rally, left-wing AKEL, Democratic Party, Socialist Party EDEK and United Democrats), the Ministers found that one of the three solutions proposed by the government, that is to cover the difference from state funds, satisfied the parties. A decision will be made during Wednesday's cabinet meeting.

    CNA/RG/EC/2000


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