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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-09-07

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


  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [03] European Parliament - Turkey - Cyprus - Resolution
  • [04] Greek Prime Minister - UN Secretary-General - Cyprus
  • [05] Cyprus Rally - Drivers
  • [06] Central Bank - 1999 Annual Report
  • [07] Interior Minister - Hannover - CEMAT
  • [08] President Clerides - Press Conference

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    [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Sep 7 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                         378.31 ( 0.84)
    Traded Value            CYP 32,820,236
    Sectural Indices
    Banks                   CYP  3,749,972    478.97  ( 2.17)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP  1,255,589    266.37  (-0.39)
    Insurance Companies     CYP    212,156    224.12  ( 0.31)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP    592,406    121.73  (-0.54)
    Tourism Companies       CYP    839,481    299.79  (-1.12)
    Trading Companies       CYP    964,133    123.27  ( 0.05)
    Other Companies         CYP 24,469,688    421.50  (-0.37)
    Offshore Companies                        105.00  ( 0.00)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.



    [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Sep 7 (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                  32         19             FINE
    Larnaca                  31         19             FINE
    Limassol                 30         23             FINE
    Paphos                   28         25             FINE


    [03] European Parliament - Turkey - Cyprus - Resolution

    Nicosia, Sep 7 (CNA) -- The European Parliament has called on Turkey to abolish capital punishment, resolve the Kurdish problem and not develop nuclear power plants in earthquake-prone areas of the country.

    The resolution was adopted by the Parliament on the basis of a report by French Euro MP Philippe Morillon, who also stressed the need for Turkey to work for a settlement in Cyprus.



    [04] Greek Prime Minister - UN Secretary-General - Cyprus

    by Maria Chrysanthou New York, Sep 7 (CNA) - The Cyprus problem was the exclusive issue discussed here last night by Greek Prime Minister, Costas Simitis and UN Secretary- General, Kofi Annan.

    A statement issued by the office of the UN chief's Spokesman says the meeting lasted 20 minutes and the "discussion focused exclusively on the current Cyprus talks which will resume at UN headquarters next week". CNA/MCH/RG/GP/2000


    [05] Cyprus Rally - Drivers

    by Riana Magidou Limassol, Sep 7 (CNA) - The Cyprus Rally 2000 is considered to be a new experience for anyone, top four drivers in the World Championship told a pre- rally press conference staged by FIA today in the southern coastal town of Limassol, where the Cyprus Rally, which for the first time is included in the World Championship, is based.

    Drivers Marcus Gronhlom of Peugeot, Richard Burns of Subaru, Colin McRae of Ford and Armin Schwartz of Skoda pointed out the difficulty the Cyprus Rally presents due to the special stages included in the race. Chief Engineer of Mitsubishi Bernard Lindauer and SEAT Rally Chief Vincente Aguilera told the press about their teams' efforts to gain a good position in the Rally.



    [06] Central Bank - 1999 Annual Report

    Nicosia, Sep 7 (CNA) - The Cyprus Central Bank notes in a report that "the economy is expected to continue to grow at a satisfactory pace in 2000 and real GDP growth is forecast to reach 4,8 percent", while the rate of unemployment is not expected to fluctuate much, remaining at around 3,5 percent of the economically active population.

    In its 1999 Annual Report, the Central Bank states that the island's European Union accession course "continued to be right on target and very substantial", adding that "the acquis screening was successfully concluded in the Autumn of 1999" and so far 15 of the 29 chapters of the negotiations have been wrapped up, while the aim is that "Cyprus can become a member of the European Union by the target date of accession of 1st January 2003". CNA/RG/GP/2000


    [07] Interior Minister - Hannover - CEMAT

    Nicosia, Sep 7 (CNA) - Cyprus' Interior Minister, Christodoulos Christodoulou, today expressed content because "the Guiding Principles for the sustainable development of the European Continent", submitted to the 11th Conference of Regional Planning Ministers from the Council of Europe member states (CEMAT) for approval "are indeed a comprehensive and important piece of work that reflects, in a general way, the problems, specificities, opportunities and challenges facing Europe as a whole and particular European regions as well".

    In his contribution to the 12th CEMAT, taking place in Hannover today and tomorrow, Christodoulou said that "Cyprus has decided to approve the recommendations contained in the resolutions of this Conference and to take all necessary measures in order to accommodate the Guiding Principles in our national development strategy", which is based "on the promotion of the island as one of the main gates of Europe in the Middle East".


    2125:CYPRESS:08 President Clerides - Press Conference by Maria Chrysanthou New York, Sep 7 (CNA) President Glafcos Clerides said today rapprochement in the relations between Greece and Turkey was not sufficient to solve the Cyprus problem and blamed the Turkish side for the deadlock in negotiations so far.

    Replying to questions during a press conference held at the UN headquarters in New York, President Clerides and the UN Security Council should speak out if the Turkish side shows unwillingness to negotiate within the parametres set by UN Security Council resolutions, calling for a bicommunal, bizonal federation with a single sovereignty, a single international personality and one citizenship. CNA/MCH/RG/2000

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