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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-02-05

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Greece-listed companies-survey
  • [02] President - PM - Xenakis

  • [01] Greece-listed companies-survey

    05/02/2001 13:53:37

    Greek listed companies expect a big rise in their results, investments and employment for the year 2001, a survey by the Union of Listed Companies unveiled on Monday.

    The survey, conducted during January on 36 leaders and high-ranking officers of listed companies - excluding the financial sector - showed that a majority of listed companies expect their turnover, profits, investments and employment to increase in the current year, but securities' transactions revenues to be flat or even fall.

    A 58.3 percent of companies' executives said they expected a satisfactory increase in turnover this year, while a 30.5 percent said they expected a big rise.

    A 88.9 percent of asked executives said they expected a big or a satisfactory increase in gross profit, while forecasts over holding revenues varying significantly, with a 44.4 percent expecting a big rise or a satisfactory increase, a 44.2 percent expecting flat figures and a 11 percent expecting a decline.

    A 20.5 percent of listed companies' executives said they expected a satisfactory increase in securities' transaction revenues, a 50 percent forecast flat figures and a 29.5 percent said they expected a sharp fall.

    [02] President - PM - Xenakis

    05/02/2001 13:42:26

    President of the Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos on Monday sent a telegram conveying his condolences to the family of recently deceased Greek composer Ianis Xenakis, whom he described as a major figure in music and the arts and letters.

    Stephanopoulos said that Xenakis had honoured both his countries, Greece and France, through his work.

    Condolences were also sent to the family by Prime Minister Costas Simitis, who wrote in his telegram that the world of the arts, letters and culture were the poorer for his loss.

    "The death of Ianis Xenakis, this modern thinker of musical creation, innovator and ground-breaking academic, artist and cosmopolitan is a great loss for the wider, international, cultural 'family'."


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