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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-05-10

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  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Rainy on Saturday
  • [03] ASE ends short week 4.61 percent higher

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday

    10/05/2002 18:07:47

    Indicative tourist buying rates per euro until Monday

    U.S. dollar 0.919

    Pound sterling 0.628

    Danish kroner 7.495

    Swedish kroner 9.379

    Japanese yen 117.5

    Swiss franc 1.466

    Norwegian kroner 7.625

    Cyprus pound 0.583

    Canadian dollar 1.434

    Australian dollar 1.690

    [02] Weather Forecast: Rainy on Saturday

    10/05/2002 17:29:36

    Light cloud is forecast in all parts of the country, turning to rain and storms on the mainland from the west. Winds variable, moderate to strong. On the northern mainland, temperatures will range from 11C to 25C; on the rest of the mainland from 13C to 27C; and in the islands from 14C to 26C. The day will start sunny in Athens, turning to rain from late afternoon, and possibly storms. Temperatures between 14C and 27C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 12C to 24C.

    [03] ASE ends short week 4.61 percent higher

    10/05/2002 16:31:52

    The Athens Stock Exchange finally broke above the 2,300 level on Friday at the end of three-day rally sparked by renewed optimism over market prospects and a positive climate in international markets.

    The general index rose 0.98 percent to end at 2,320.81 points with turnover an improved 112.5 million euros.

    The Holding, IT Solutions and Food-Beverage sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day (2.34 percent, 2.28 percent and 1.83 percent, respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks rose 0.92 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index ended 1.29 percent higher and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index rose 1.25 percent.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 254 to 63 with another 44 issues unchanged.

    The general index ended the shortened week with a net gain of 4.61 percent.

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