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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-05-09

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <>


  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [02] Greek Foreign Minister - British envoy
  • [03] President Clerides - British Deputy High Commissioner
  • [04] Former President - Health - Surgery
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] Miss Universe 2000 - Miss Chinese Taipei
  • [07] President Clerides - Messages

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    [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                         549.04 ( -1.08)
    Traded Value            CYP 33,360,000
    Sectural Indices
    Banks                   CYP  5,548,934    656.44  (-1.03)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP  3,062,915    357.26 ( -1.77)
    Insurance Companies     CYP  1,166,484    385.03 ( -2.53)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP  2,637,531    185.24 ( -1.14)
    Tourism Companies       CYP  2,137,185    473.81 ( -1.56)
    Trading Companies       CYP  5,177,377    230.48 (  3.34)
    Other Companies         CYP 11,773,829    639.26 ( -1.73)
    Offshore Companies                        105.00 (  0.00)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.



    [02] Greek Foreign Minister - British envoy

    Athens, May 9 (CNA) - British government envoy for Cyprus Sir David Hannay has said there is a historic opportunity today to settle the Cyprus question and added that all core issues should be addressed in the new effort to reach a settlement on the island, divided since Turkish troops occupied 37 percent of its territory in 1974.

    Hannay was speaking after a meeting in Greece with Foreign Minister George Papandreou, who said that Athens and London have decided to cooperate closely to promote a settlement in Cyprus in view of the proximity talks which opened last year.

    CNA KI/MA/MCH/2000

    [03] President Clerides - British Deputy High Commissioner

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- British Deputy High Commissioner to Cyprus John Buck conveyed today to President Glafcos Clerides the best wishes of British Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary for a speedy recovery after an operation the President had last week to remove a polyp from his large intestine.

    Replying to questions, Buck refrained from saying when British representative for Cyprus Sir David Hannay would be visiting the island, expressing, however, certainty that "Sir David would like to reschedule his visit in due course but only when it is clear that the President is fully fit".



    [04] Former President - Health - Surgery

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- The government will not replace Head of Cyprus' team in negotiations for accession to the European Union, George Vassiliou who leaves urgently for London later today where tomorrow to undergo surgery to remove a benign tumour in the brain.

    Vassiliou will be operated on at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery in London possibly tomorrow and is expected to resume his duties in about six weeks. The former President expressed certainty he will overcome this trying period and will return stronger to continue working towards the island's accession to the EU.

    CNA RM/MA/EC/MCH 2000


    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 9 (CNA) -- Today's weather 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              27             15           FINE
    Larnaca              26             16           FINE
    Limassol             26             14           FINE
    Paphos               25             11           FINE

    [06] Miss Universe 2000 - Miss Chinese Taipei

    By Demetra Molyvas Nicosia, ̀ay 9 (CNA) -- "Miss Taiwan" has been renamed Miss Chinese Taipei in order to take part in the Miss Universe 2000 pageant to be held in Cyprus, official sources said.

    Following complaints from China, Cyprus looked to see what was internationally accepted for Taiwan, deemed by China since 1945 a breakaway province.



    [07] President Clerides - Messages

    Nicosia, May 9. (CNA) - As President Glafcos Clerides resumed his duties today at the private clinic where he is recuperating after an operation to remove a polyp from the large intestine, messages are continuing to arrive wishing him a speedy recovery.

    Israeli President Ezer Weizman, Archibishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Gregorios and US Presidential Emissary for Cyprus Alfred Moses are among officials who have sent the Cyprus President messages.

    CNA IT/MA/GG/2000

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