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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-09-12

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [03] Finance Minister - Cyprus economy
  • [04] French Foreign Minister - Cyprus talks
  • [05] President Clerides - UN Secretary General - Proximity talks
  • [06] Greek Foreign Minister - US Secretary of State - Cyprus problem

  • 1530:CYPPRESS:01

    [01]

    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (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                  34         19             FINE
    Larnaca                  33         20             FINE
    Limassol                 32         21             FINE
    Paphos                   29         19             FAIR
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    
    CNA/RG/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1550:CYPPRESS:02

    [02]

    Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:

    CSE General Index                         386.69 (-3.57)
    
    Traded Value            CYP 28,693,058
    
    Sectural Indices
    
    Banks                   CYP  6,009,706    487.34  (-5.23)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP  2,539,842    277.93  (-2.24)
    Insurance Companies     CYP    477,594    235.57  (-2.31)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP    758,446    123.84  (-2.19)
    Tourism Companies       CYP    900,857    298.72  (-3.75)
    Trading Companies       CYP  1,611,796    129.52  (-3.31)
    Other Companies         CYP 14,803,916    432.81  (-1.02)
    Offshore Companies                        105.00  ( 0.00)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA/RG/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1835:CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Finance Minister - Cyprus economy

    Nicosia, Sep 12 (CNA) - Finance Minister Takis Klirides described the indicators of the Cyprus economy for this year as "very encouraging", noting at the same time that the prospects for the economy were also encouraging for the year 2001.

    Speaking after a meeting of governmental officials who evaluated the Cyprus economy, Klirides said this year inflation is expected to reach approximately 4,2%, adding that the European Union average is 2,5% and about 3% according to the Maastricht criteria. CNA/MK/RG/2000

    2145:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] French Foreign Minister - Cyprus talks

    by Maria Myles New York, Sep 12 (CNA) - French Foreign Minister, Hubert Vedrine, whose country presides over the European Union this half of the year, said today that the Union invites the parties concerned in the Cyprus problem to enter into substantive talks and reiterated the 15-nation bloc's support for a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem.

    Addressing today's session of the UN General Assembly, Vedrine said "the European Union considers that the status quo in Cyprus is unacceptable and supports the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to reach a negotiated comprehensive, fair and lasting settlement, consistent with the relevant Security Council resolutions".

    CNA/MM/RG/2000

    2220:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] President Clerides - UN Secretary General - Proximity talks

    by Maria Myles New York, Sep 12 (CNA) - Proximity talks on the Cyprus problem began today in New York, with a meeting between President Glafcos Clerides and UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan, in the presence of the UN chief's Special Adviser on Cyprus Alvaro de Soto.

    President Clerides is accompanied by Attorney General Alecos Markides, Undersecretary to the President Pantelis Kouros, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou and senior Foreign Ministry officers. CNA/MM/RG/MK/2000

    2225:CYPPRESS:06

    [06] Greek Foreign Minister - US Secretary of State - Cyprus problem

    by Maria Myles New York, Sep 12 (CNA) - Greek Foreign Minister, George Papandreou, has said that his country's first priority at the UN was the Cyprus problem and noted that the United States were willing to work towards substantive negotiations.

    Speaking after a meeting today with US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, Papandreou said he told his US counterpart that the improvement of Greco-Turkish relations depended on a settlement in Cyprus, divided since Turkey invaded and occupied the northern third of the island in 1974.

    CNA/MM/RG/MK/2000 CNA ENDS


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