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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 03-05-07

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN spokesman points to the need for lasting settlement
  • [02] Greek and Turkish Cypriots continue to cross the divide
  • [03] Fitch rates Cyprus low credit risk country
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [05] Cypriot appointed to Arbitration Court
  • [06] EU to set the content of solution in Cyprus, says Papandreou
  • [07] US favours contacts between Greek and Turkish Cypriots
  • [08] Interior Minister in Brussels for Justice and Home Affairs Council
  • [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [10] Government determined to scrap landmines
  • [11] Government rejects trade-offs with occupation regime

  • [01] UN spokesman points to the need for lasting settlement

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    UN spokesman points to the need for lasting settlement

    by Apostolis Zoupaniotis

    United Nations, May 7 (CNA) -- The UN has welcomed the easing of restrictions on free movement in Cyprus, but stressed the need for a lasting settlement of the island's political problem pointing out that all core issues are still pending.

    [02] Greek and Turkish Cypriots continue to cross the divide

    1030:CYPPRESS:02

    Greek and Turkish Cypriots continue to cross the divide

    Nicosia, May 7 (CNA) -- Around 800 Cypriots crossed the ceasefire line today, according to figures released by the police.

    A police press release said that by eight this morning 231 Turkish Cypriots came into the southern government controlled part of Cyprus and 556 Greek Cypriots went to the northern Turkish occupied areas, all of whom used the three available crossing points, one in Nicosia and two on the south east.

    [03] Fitch rates Cyprus low credit risk country

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    Fitch rates Cyprus low credit risk country

    Nicosia, May 7 (CNA) -- An international public finance service, Fitch, has given Cyprus a rating denoting a low expectation of credit risk and a strong capacity for timely payment of financial commitments.

    This is the general assessment in the 2002 Fitch report on Cyprus, published last month, which said that growth slowed last year as tourist arrivals fell by 10.3 per cent in the aftermath of September 11th attacks against the US.

    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, May 7 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 90,24 (-1,38) Traded Value CYP 903.921 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 418.742 360,78 (-2,09) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 255.834 104,93 (-1,93) Approved Investment Companies CYP 34.958 77,06 (-1,34) Insurance Companies CYP 67.893 17,90 ( 3,23) Manufacturing Companies CYP 6.294 58,60 (-1,11) Tourism Companies CYP 3.203 94,71 (-1,31) Trading Companies CYP 25.054 18,66 (-0,11) Building and Cement Companies CYP 11.064 74,70 (-0,16) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 6.155 2,92 (-4,26) Financial Services Companies CYP 141.709 15,98 (-1,60) Fish Culture Companies CYP 273 12,57 (-3,53) Hotels CYP 10.617 43,58 (-0,91) Other Companies CYP 107.295 82,48 (-1,13) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [05] Cypriot appointed to Arbitration Court

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    Cypriot appointed to Arbitration Court

    [06] EU to set the content of solution in Cyprus, says Papandreou

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    EU to set the content of solution in Cyprus, says Papandreou

    by Kyriakos Tsioupras

    London, May 7 (CNA) - Greek Foreign Minister and current president of the European Union foreign ministers council George Papandreou believes that EU rules and regulations will help overcome divisive elements of a political settlement in Cyprus.

    [07] US favours contacts between Greek and Turkish Cypriots

    1535:CYPPRESS:07

    US favours contacts between Greek and Turkish Cypriots

    Larnaca, May 7 (CNA) - The US is very much in favour of contacts between the two communities on the island, US Ambassador in Nicosia Michael Klosson said here today.

    [08] Interior Minister in Brussels for Justice and Home Affairs Council

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    Interior Minister in Brussels for Justice and Home Affairs Council

    Larnaca, May 7 (CNA) - Minister of the Interior Andreas Christou flew to Brussels today to take part in the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council beginning on Thursday.

    [09] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, May 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 33 18 FINE Larnaca 32 18 FINE Limassol 32 18 FINE Paphos 25 13 FINE

    [10] Government determined to scrap landmines

    1735:CYPPRESS:10

    Government determined to scrap landmines

    Nicosia, May 7 (CNA) - The Cabinet announced here today that it would go ahead with the removal of landmines in areas controlled by the Republic of Cyprus and in the UN-controlled buffer zone.

    [11] Government rejects trade-offs with occupation regime

    1920:CYPPRESS:11

    Government rejects trade-offs with occupation regime

    Nicosia, May 7 (CNA) - The Cyprus government considers the decision of the Turkish occupation regime to ease restrictions in the freedom of movement to be a legal and political obligation on its part and not a measure to get something in return.

    ''The partial lifting of restrictions (in the freedom of movement) imposed by the occupation regime for 29 years now is not a measure to discuss trade-offs'', Government Spokesman Kypros Chrisostomides said here Wednesday after a cabinet meeting.


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