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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-05-26

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [02] Cyprus - Germany - New ambassador
  • [03] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [04] Cyprus - Britain - Tourism
  • [05] US Navy Ship - Visit
  • [06] Verheugen - Enlargement - Target Dates
  • [07] Deputies - COSAC meeting
  • [08] Agriculture Minister - World congress
  • [09] Cyprus - Intergovernmental Conference
  • [10] 10th Meeting - European Banking Federation

  • 1540:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, May 26 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                         527.70 ( 0.06)
    
    Traded Value            CYP 34,256,184
    
    Sectural Indices
    
    Banks                   CYP  4,428,147    641.11  ( 0.11)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP  8,138,920    354.38 (  1.60)
    Insurance Companies     CYP  1,147,847    389.99 (  1.14)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP  1,521,132    172.77 (  0.42)
    Tourism Companies       CYP  1,867,898    468.67 ( -0.48)
    Trading Companies       CYP  2,103,592    213.23 ( -0.52)
    Other Companies         CYP 12,777,554    586.62 ( -0.34)
    Offshore Companies                        105.00 (  0.00)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA/ΜΜ/2000

    1615:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Cyprus - Germany - New ambassador

    Nicosia, May 26 (CNA) -- German President Johannes Rau expressed the hope that soon there will be a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem.

    Rau made the statement during the presentation of the credentials of Cyprus' new ambassador to Germany, Christos Psilogenis.

    CNA EC/MM/2000
    1618:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, May 26 (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        28             15               FAIR
    Larnaca        26             17               FINE
    Limassol       26             17               FAIR
    Paphos         26             15               FAIR
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

    CNA/MM/2000

    1630:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Cyprus - Britain - Tourism

    London, May 26 (CNA) -- Tourism from Britain to Cyprus is expected to increase between 10-15 per cent both in the summer and winter seasons, compared to 1999, according to figures from the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) office in London.

    Speaking to CNA, CTO London director Orestis Rossides said reservations for the summer months, made by the end of April, showed an increase of 22 per cent while average tourist departures from Britain to overseas destinations are only two per cent.

    CNA EC/MM/2000
    1700:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] US Navy Ship - Visit

    Nicosia, May 26 (CNA) -- The US Navy Ship USS Samuel B. Roberts, a 138- metre Oliver Hazard Perry Class Guided Missile Frigate, today arrives at the port of the southern town of Limassol.

    A US embassy press release said on this routine visit to Limassol the approximately 255-sailor crew will have the opportunity "to relax by enjoying Cyprus' beaches, tourist destinations and hospitality".

    CNA GG/MM/2000
    1845:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Verheugen - Enlargement - Target Dates

    Nicosia, May 26 (CNA) -- European Union Commissioner Guenter Verheugen has said that enlargement of the EU with the accession of the first new members is expected to take place during the period from 2003 to 2005.

    Speaking in Brussels on Wednesday to journalists from most of the 12 candidate states, including CNA Director Themis Themistocleous, the German Commissioner, who is responsible for enlargement, said "the window for accession for those countries that are absolutely ready is 2003 at the earliest and 2005 at the latest."

    CNA TT/MM/2000
    1940:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] Deputies - COSAC meeting

    Nicosia, May 26 (CNA) -- A four member parliamentary delegation leaves Sunday for Lisbon, Portugal, to participate in a meeting of parliamentary European Affairs committees of European Union members, European Parliament and candidate countries.

    Tassos Papadopoulos, chairman of the House Foreign and European Union Affairs, and three deputies from other parties will be in the Portuguese capital for the two-day meeting, from 29 - 30 May.

    CNA MM/EC/2000
    1945:CYPPRESS:08

    [08] Agriculture Minister - World congress

    Nicosia, May 26 (CNA) -- Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment Minister Costas Themistocleous, heading a Cypriot delegation, leaves Sunday for Malmo, Sweden, to represent Cyprus at the first World Congress on the Environment.

    The meeting, organised by the UN Environment programme, will discuss the serious environmental problems the globe is facing at the beginning of the new century and ways to deal with them.

    CNA MM/EC/2000
    2015:CYPPRESS:09

    [09] Cyprus - Intergovernmental Conference

    Brussels, May 26 (CNA) -- Cyprus' clear lead in the European Union (EU) accession negotiations was confirmed at today's Intergovernmental Conference during which negotiators met in Brussels.

    At the meeting, three new chapters opened concerning freedom of movement of persons, cooperation in the sectors of Justice and Home Affairs and provisions of economic and fiscal nature. The chapter of agriculture will possibly open on June 13, on a ministerial level.

    CNA NB/EC/MM/2000
    2025:CYPPRESS:10

    [10] 10th Meeting - European Banking Federation

    Nicosia, May 26 (CNA) -- The one-day 10th Meeting of the Associate Members of the European Banking Federation (EBF) took place in Nicosia today with an all-time record in participation.

    General Directors and representatives from eight regular members and 13 associate members took part in the meeting, which was hosted by the Association of Cyprus Commercial Banks (ACCB).

    CNA GG/MM/2000
    CNA ENDS


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