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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-07-05

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  • [01] Dance festival at Anavyssos
  • [02] ALUMIL S.A. signs deal with Italian automation maker ASA
  • [03] Friday weather - Sunny all over the country
  • [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday
  • [05] ASE ends week 1.79 percent lower

  • [01] Dance festival at Anavyssos

    05/07/2002 19:56:03

    The Just Dance Festival is kicking off at Saturday noon at the location Alykes of the southeastern seaside resort of Anavyssos.

    Five open-air stages spread out in an area of 25 hectares will provide a musical forum to 73 DJs who will play a selection of tunes from Tech, Drum nBass, Trance, Chill out and Progressive House for the dance show that will start at 4 p.m. Saturday and will last through 10 a.m. Sunday.

    The event will be enhanced with board skating skill shows, lazer-beam shows, new generation technology stands and Internet.

    [02] ALUMIL S.A. signs deal with Italian automation maker ASA

    05/07/2002 17:51:03

    ALUMIL S.A., an aluminium extruder based in northern Greece, on Friday announced the signing of a commercial agreement with Italian automation manufacturer ASA Italia SRL, which is a subsidiary of the French multinational SOMFY International.

    The agreement gives exclusive rights to the representation and sales of the ASA manufactured automations for Greece and the Balkans, while Alumil also has the right to sell the products in other European markets along with its aluminium door, window and facade systems.

    Alumil has a strong presence in all Balkan countries and its German wholesale network is being established at this time.

    [03] Friday weather - Sunny all over the country

    05/07/2002 17:45:59

    Sunny throughout Greece on Saturday with a chance of scattered could later in the day in the central and northern parts of the country. Northerly winds, moderate to strong on the Aegean. Temperatures in western and northern Greece between 19C to 34C, on the rest of the mainland 21C to 36C, and on the islands 23C to 35C. Sunny in Athens with temperatures ranging between 23C to 36C. The same for Thessaloniki, 21C to 33C.

    [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday

    05/07/2002 17:41:29

    Indicative tourist buying rates per euro until Monday

    U.S. dollar 0.980

    Pound sterling 0.646

    Danish kroner 7.487

    Swedish kroner 9.198

    Japanese yen 117.9

    Swiss franc 1.477

    Norwegian kroner 7.365

    Cyprus pound 0.583

    Canadian dollar 1.499

    Australian dollar 1.759

    [05] ASE ends week 1.79 percent lower

    05/07/2002 16:38:47

    Greek stocks ended the last trading session of the week with small gains on Friday unable to benefit from big gains in other European markets as the vast majority of small investors remained away from the Greek bourse.

    The general index ended 0.19 percent higher at 2,197.87 points, after breaking to 2,200 barrier in intra-day trading.

    Turnover was low 57.5 million euros.

    The Retail, Metal and Publication sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day (2.11 percent, 0.81 percent and 0.77 percent, respectively), while the Food-Beverage and Textile sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses (0.67 percent and 0.52 percent, respectively).

    The parallel market index for smaller capitalisation stocks fell 0.36 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks rose 0.22 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index ended 0.18 percent higher and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index rose 0.18 percent.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 166 to 135 with another 52 issues unchanged.

    The general index ended the week with a net loss of 1.79 percent.

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