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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-09-08

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

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [03] Government Spokesman - Turkish Cypriot poll - Cyprus problem
  • [04] Cyprus Rally 2000 - Special stages
  • [05] Cyprus and Athens Stock Exchanges - Cooperation
  • [06] Government Spokesman - Cyprus talks
  • [07] SPORTS: Anorthosis - Turkish denial
  • [08] British envoy - Cyprus talks
  • [09] Cyprus Rally - First leg
  • [10] President Clerides - Greek Prime Minister

  • 1515:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Sep 8 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                         390.22 ( 3.15)
    
    Traded Value            CYP 32,313,236
    
    Sectural Indices
    
    Banks                   CYP  5,689,655    497.51  ( 3.87)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP  2,788,533    277.50  ( 4.18)
    Insurance Companies     CYP    378,610    227.55  ( 1.53)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP  2,658,608    123.57  ( 1.51)
    Tourism Companies       CYP    827,031    305.50  ( 1.90)
    Trading Companies       CYP  1,443,283    128.10  ( 3.92)
    Other Companies         CYP 17,148,804    430.47  ( 2.13)
    Offshore Companies                        105.00  ( 0.00)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA/MA/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1630:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Sep 8 (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         18             FAIR
    Larnaca                  29         20             FINE
    Limassol                 31         21             FINE
    Paphos                   29         19             FINE
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    CNA/MA/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1705:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Government Spokesman - Turkish Cypriot poll - Cyprus problem

    Nicosia, Sep 8 (CNA) - The Cyprus government today said it was significant that a large percentage of Turkish Cypriots are in favour of a federal solution in Cyprus, divided since 1974 when Turkey invaded and occupied the northern third of the island.

    Commenting on a poll carried out by a Turkish Cypriot newspaper, Government Spokesman, Michalis Papapetrou, said it indicated that there is a political base to seek a compromise between the two sides. CNA/MM/RG/MA/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1730:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Cyprus Rally 2000 - Special stages

    by Riana Magidou Limassol, Sep 8 (CNA) - Carlos Sainz and his co-driver Luis Moya continue to head the Cyprus Rally in their Ford pulling fast times to increase their lead on this 10th round of the FIA World Rally Championship.

    Speaking earlier today, Sainz said special stage 5 was "incredibly hard" and "physically demanding". He also noted that temperatures inside their car were extremely high.

    CNA/RM/RG/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1800:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Cyprus and Athens Stock Exchanges - Cooperation

    Nicosia, Sep 8 (CNA) - The Stock Exchanges of Cyprus (CSE) and Athens (ASE) are promoting a joint stock exchange pact, to further develop their cooperation.

    President of ASE and the Athens Derivative Market, Panayiotis Alexakis, who is heading a delegation visiting Cyprus, told a press conference today that cooperation was important, in order to maintain "the liquidity in the stock exchanges to the benefit of their viable operation and the national economies". CNA/MK/RG/MA/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1825:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Government Spokesman - Cyprus talks

    Nicosia, Sep 8 (CNA) - Government Spokesman, Michalis Papapetrou, said today that the government looks forward to the materialisation of assurances it has received that a substantive dialogue would be held on the Cyprus problem, stressing that if the Turkish side obstructs substantive negotiations, then it would have to take the consequences from the European Union and others.

    Papapetrou also said that the government would welcome any move on behalf of the United Nations to submit a document during the forthcoming talks, as long as it is within the defined framework in which they are moving and conducting the talks. CNA/MM/RG/MA/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1830:CYPPRESS:07

    [07] SPORTS: Anorthosis - Turkish denial

    Nicosia, Sep 8 (CNA) -- Turkey's Foreign Ministry did not allow a Turkish women's handball team to play against a Cypriot team, within the framework of the European Women's Handball Cup.

    As a result, the women's handball team of Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus, qualified for the second round of the European Cup.

    CNA GP/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1945:CYPPRESS:08

    [08] British envoy - Cyprus talks

    London, Sep 8 (CNA) - Britain's Special Representative for Cyprus, Sir David Hannay, said today that his country agrees with the UN Secretary- General's appeal for substantial negotiatons during the fourth round of Cyprus peace talks and warned that Kofi Annan may later on set a deadline for the talks.

    Speaking at a press conference in London, only a few days before the talks begin in New York, Sir David said it would be a mistake to overestimate or underestimate what has been achieved so far, noting that there was a change of gear in the third round of talks and there should be another change of gear during the fourth round. CNA/KT/RG/MA/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    2020:CYPPRESS:09

    [09] Cyprus Rally - First leg

    Limassol, Sep 8 (CNA) - Leading a spectacular race from the beginning of today's first leg of the Cyprus Rally 2000, Ford's Spanish driver Carlos Sainz and his co-driver Luis Moya finished their race 1 minute 20,2 seconds ahead of the second car, Francois Delecour in a Peugeot, followed by Richard Burns in a Subaru Impreza and Colin McRae in a Ford.

    Sainz lead from the beginning of the first leg of the Rally, comprising nine special stages on gravel, that places high pressure on the drivers and their cars.

    CNA/RM/MA/2000

    2145:CYPPRESS:10

    [10] President Clerides - Greek Prime Minister

    by Maria Chrysanthou New York, Sep 8 (CNA) - Cyprus President Glafcos Clerides and Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis discussed here today the present phase of the Cyprus problem and the proximity talks, scheduled to resume for a fourth round on September 12, while Premier Simitis also briefed the President on his meeting with US President Bill Clinton.

    Speaking to the press after their hour-long meeting, both President Clerides and Simitis stressed there was complete agreement in their views, but pointed out that certain issues discussed could not be revealed because of the news blackout the UN have requested on matters concerning the proximity talks.

    CNA/MCH/RG/MA/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY

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