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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-02-16

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] UN top envoy on Cyprus arrives Thursday for resumption of talks
  • [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus
  • [03] France welcomes resumption of Cyprus peace talks
  • [04] Greek FM: Cyprus closer to solution than ever before
  • [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [07] EU Commissioner expresses readiness to help Cyprus

  • [01] UN top envoy on Cyprus arrives Thursday for resumption of talks

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    UN top envoy on Cyprus arrives Tuesday for resumption of talks

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- Alvaro de Soto, UN Secretary General's special envoy on Cyprus, arrives here Tuesday ahead of the start of intensive negotiations on Thursday to find a negotiated settlement, having had contacts in Dublin and Brussels.

    De Soto is currently in Ireland, which holds the rotating European Union presidency, to talk to senior government officials who deal with the question of Cyprus.

    John Paul Kavanaugh, who has served in the past in Cyprus as a senior UN political adviser, is currently at the Irish foreign ministry as deputy political director and has recently visited the island.

    Following his consultations in Dublin, de Soto will fly on to Brussels where he is due to meet EU Commissioner responsible for enlargement Gunter Verheugen, who is also heading to Cyprus on Wednesday, a day before the peace talks resume.

    [02] Weather forecast for Cyprus

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    Weather forecast for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- The Meteorological Office at Larnaca International Airport has issued the following weather forecast for Cyprus:

    Tuesday and Wednesday: 16/02/2004 to 17/02/2004 --------------------

    Some cloudiness and localized showers are expected, as well as isolated thunderstorms. On the highest peaks of Troodos mountain there will be snowfall on Tuesday. Winds will be light, variable, 3-4 BF.

    Temperature on Tuesday will be around 14C inland, 16C on the coast and 5 C on the higher mountain regions, with slightly lower temperatures on Wednesday. The sea state will be slight to moderate.

    Outlook for Thursday and Friday: 18/02/2004 to 19/02/2004 ------------------------------ On Thursday there will be improvement in the weather conditions, with a moderate probability of rainfall in some areas during the morning.

    On Friday the weather will be good, with transient cloudiness and further warming of temperatures.

    [03] France welcomes resumption of Cyprus peace talks

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    France welcomes resumption of Cyprus peace talks

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- France has welcomed the resumption of negotiations this week with a view at finding a political settlement by May 1 this year, when Cyprus will join the European Union, a spokesman for the foreign ministry has said.

    [04] Greek FM: Cyprus closer to solution than ever before

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    Greek FM: Cyprus closer to solution than ever before

    by Christa Nicolaou

    Athens, Feb 16 (CNA) -- A political settlement in Cyprus is now closer than it has ever been in the past, Greece's new Foreign Minister Tasos Yiannitsis said here today, as he assumed his post.

    Handing over to his successor, George Papandreou said a solution in the coming weeks or months would be a ''moment of historic change'' that would allow Greece to have new goals.

    [05] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Feb 16 (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 14 1 CLOUDY Larnaca 15 3 RAIN Limassol 14 5 FAIR Paphos 16 7 CLOUDY

    [06] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 90,81 ( 5,64) Traded Value CYP 3.362.708 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 2.249.787 394,44 ( 6,98) FTSE Med 100 6.379,44 ( 0,01) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 2.010.516 113,44 ( 6,58) Approved Investment Companies CYP 132.839 78,77 ( 6,13) Insurance Companies CYP 28.558 16,99 ( 8,29) Manufacturing Companies CYP 68.970 58,91 ( 3,73) Tourism Companies CYP 12.840 56,73 ( 2,11) Trading Companies CYP 88.946 23,76 ( 5,65) Building and Cement Companies CYP 39.702 72,33 ( 4,33) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 21.500 3,43 ( 6,19) Financial Services Companies CYP 116.028 11,55 ( 7,34) Fish Culture Companies CYP 0 11,79 ( 5,93) Hotels CYP 29.225 37,42 ( 2,72) Other Companies CYP 208.078 75,77 ( 4,99) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [07] EU Commissioner expresses readiness to help Cyprus

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    EU Commissioner expresses readiness to help Cyprus

    Nicosia, Feb 16 (CNA) -- European Commissioner for Internal Market and Taxation Frits Bolkestein reiterated here today the Commission's willingness to help Cyprus in the renewed effort to find a negotiated settlement before the country joins the Union.


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