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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-10-19

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  • [01] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [03] Spokesman - Cyprus question
  • [04] German State Minister - Cyprus EU negotiator
  • [05] Military manoeuvres - Greek warplanes
  • [06] Cyprus - EU - Air transport protocol
  • [07] Military manoeuvres - Greek F-16
  • [08] Greece - Turkey - EU - Cyprus

  • 1535:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Oct 19 (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                  27         17             FAIR
    Limassol                 27         18             FINE
    Paphos                   26         18             FINE


    [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Oct 19 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
    CSE General Index                               309,18 (-4,27)
    Traded Value                  CYP 22.401.583
    Sectural Indices
    Banks                         CYP  7.255.576    397,17  (-6,54)
    Approved Investment
        Companies                 CYP  1.624.481    222,72  (-3,41)
    Insurance Companies           CYP    790.818    120,10  (-3,49)
    Manufacturing Companies       CYP  3.856.271     96,15  (-1,58)
    Tourism Companies             CYP  1.141.644    173,54  (-6,30)
    Trading Companies             CYP    481.936     67,11  (-5,21)
    Offshore Companies            CYP          0    105,00  ( 0,00)
    Building and Cement Companies CYP    296.113     82,24  (-5,53)
    ╔nformation Technology
        Companies                 CYP  1.166.914     93,03  (-0,86)
    Financial Services Companies  CYP  2.059.149     83,58  (-3,48)
    Fish Culture Companies        CYP     94.590     86,02  (-5,21)
    Hotels                        CYP    244.545     79,83  (-4,72)
    Other Companies               CYP  2.812.287    295,65  (-4,61)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting. CNA/╠┴/2000

    1600: CYPPRESS:03

    [03] Spokesman - Cyprus question

    Nicosia, Oct 19 (CNA)- President Glafcos Clerides will have a meeting with Greek Premier Costas Simitis after the conclusion of the fifth round of UN- sponsored proximity talks, due to end on 10 November, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou announced here today.

    "Nicosia and Athens coordinate their moves, they have decided on how to handle developments and at the end of the talks, they will analyse jointly the conclusions," Papapetrou told his daily press briefing.

    CNA RG/MM/MA/2000

    [04] German State Minister - Cyprus EU negotiator

    Nicosia, Oct 19 (CNA) - Germany would like to see Cyprus reunited and its people, Greek and Turkish Cypriots, enjoy the same rights, German State Minister for Foreign Affairs Christoph Zoepel said here today, adding that he expects the solution of the Cyprus question to be on the basis of UN positions.

    Zoepel also said the two sides should go back to the negotiating table with proposals to help the talks, which resume in Geneva in early November, succeed.

    CNA GG/MM/MA/2000

    [05] Military manoeuvres - Greek warplanes

    Nicosia, Oct 19 (CNA)- Turkish military jets harassed today two Greek air force fighters on their way to Cyprus to participate in the annual military manoeuvres of the National Guard, the Republic's armed forces.

    "Turkish fighters tried to buzz two A-7 Corsair jets as they were flying towards Cyprus for the exercise," a spokesman for the Defence Ministry told CNA today.

    CNA MM/MA/2000

    [06] Cyprus - EU - Air transport protocol

    Nicosia, Oct 19 (CNA)- Cyprus and the European Union initialed here today a protocol on the liberalisation of air transport, expected to be signed early next year and put into effect as of 2002.

    "This is part of a much wider agreement to include all candidate countries and EU members and we hope to develop a European market, a good air transport market," Frederik Sorensen, EU Director of Air Transport said at the end of two days of discussions with Cypriot officials to conclude the agreement.

    CNA MM/MA/2000
    1920: CYPPRESS:07

    [07] Military manoeuvres - Greek F-16

    Nicosia, Oct 19 (CNA) - Four F-16 of the Greek Air Force participated in "Nikiforos 2000" the annual military manoeuvres of the National Guard, the Republic's armed forces, which started on Tuesday and end on Saturday.

    A Defence Ministry spokesman told CNA today "the four warplanes, flying in formation of two, flew over the wider area of Paphos and Limassol on the west and south of the island" this afternoon.

    CNA MM/MA/2000

    [08] Greece - Turkey - EU - Cyprus

    Nicosia, Oct 19 (CNA) - Turkey's partnership agreement with the European Union were part of the discussions Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou had in Athens today with EU Enlargement Commissioner Gunter Verheugen with a view to press on with the views of the Greek government on the matter.

    Meanwhile in Cyprus, Government Spokesman Michalis Papapetrou said the government is monitoring developments on the issue and seeks to secure the best possible result.

    CNA RG/MM/MA/2000
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