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Athens News Agency: News in English, 01-12-28

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  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: slight rise
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Snow and rain on Friday
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: slight rise

    28/12/2001 12:08:31

    Equity priceswere rising slowly at the opening of trading Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the general share price index up 0.41 percent at 2,592.57 points, and turnover at 10.98 million euros.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.29 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index rose 0.11 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index was up 0.27 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 132 were up, 39 were down and 56 were unchanged.

    [02] Weather Forecast: Snow and rain on Friday

    28/12/2001 11:02:30

    Rain and snow is forecast throughout the country on Friday. Winds northerly, northwesterly, moderate to strong and in some areas they will reach gale force. In the north, temperatures will range from -5C to 4C; on the rest of the mainland from 2C to 11C; and in the islands from 10C to 15C. Rain in Athens with snow in local high elevations and temperatures between 8C and 11C. Sleet and snow in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from -1C to 4C.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

    28/12/2001 11:02:02

    Indicative tourist buying rates

    U.S. dollar 383.123

    German mark 172.829

    French franc 051.531

    Pound sterling 555.048

    Irish punt 429.202

    Belgian franc 008.379

    Luxembourg franc 008.379

    Dutch guilder 153.389

    Italian lira (100) 017.457

    Austrian schilling 024.565

    Danish kroner 045.441

    Swedish kroner 035.802

    Finnish mark 056.852

    Spanish peseta 002.032

    Portuguese escudo 001.686

    Japanese yen (100) 291.663

    Swiss franc 227.850

    Norwegian kroner 042.46

    Cyprus pound 587.560

    Canadian dollar 239.156

    Australian dollar 194.447

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