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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-09-18

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  • [01] Mayors of the World summit to take place in Athens
  • [02] Athens district of Peristeri to host boxing event at 2004 Olympic Games
  • [03] Website launched to promote Greek stock market abroad
  • [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday
  • [05] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Thursday
  • [06] ASE ends below 1,900 support level

  • [01] Mayors of the World summit to take place in Athens

    18/09/2002 22:18:11

    The Mayors of the World summit, organised by the Athens municipality, will begin at the Old Parliament building on Friday, while present at the event will be the mayors of New York, Washington, Havana and cities of Israel and Palestine.

    Issues to be discussed by the 40 mayors of various cities will concern the upgrading of the international role played by cities and the promotion of the new Metropolitan role of Athens in light of the 2004 Olympic Games.

    The Charter of Athens for the Diplomacy of cities and the Proclamation of Athens for Olympic Solidarity will be signed during the event.

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Washington Mayor Anthony Williams will be received by President Kostis Stephanopoulos at noon on Thursday. They will be accompanied by Athens Mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos. The rest will be visiting him in the evening.

    [02] Athens district of Peristeri to host boxing event at 2004 Olympic Games

    18/09/2002 21:36:29

    Athens' district of Peristeri, which is the fourth largest municipality of Greece, will host the boxing event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

    Environment, Town Planning and Public Works Minister Vasso Papandreou and Culture Minister Evangelos Venizelos on Wednesday evening officially proclaimed Peristeri as an ''Olympic City''.

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Boxing Federation have agreed to the event being held at the Olympic Boxing Centre which will be built by the culture ministry in the municipality's region of Mazaraki.

    [03] Website launched to promote Greek stock market abroad

    18/09/2002 20:23:38

    A websiteto promote the Athens Stock Exchange abroad was launched on Wednesday on

    The site, which belongs to Hellenic Exchanges SA, the bourse's holding company, was designed by

    [04] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday

    18/09/2002 18:02:20

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.980

    Pound sterling 0.636

    Danish kroner 7.488

    Swedish kroner 9.201

    Japanese yen 119.4

    Swiss franc 1.480

    Norwegian kroner 7.423

    Cyprus pound 0.577

    Canadian dollar 1.555

    Australian dollar 1.790

    [05] Weather Forecast: Sunshine on Thursday

    18/09/2002 17:47:50

    Sunshine is forecast in all parts of the country, with scattered cloud in the north from late afternoon. Parts of the mainland will be misty in the morning. Winds northerly, light. In the north, temperatures will range from 11C to 27C; on the rest of the mainland from 15C to 30C; and in the Aegean islands from 18C to 29C. Temperatures in Athens between 17C and 29C; and in Thessaloniki from 13C to 27C.

    [06] ASE ends below 1,900 support level

    18/09/2002 16:38:33

    Greek stocks continued their free-fall for one more session on Wednesday pushing the general index below the 1,900 level for the first time in more than four years.

    Traders said the situation in the Greek bourse was disappointing and noted that a negative climate in international markets furthern burdened a negative climate in the domestic market.

    The general index dropped 1.79 percent to 1,898.49 points, with turnover an improved 100 million euros.

    All sector indices ended lower with the Publication, IT Solutions and Investment sectors suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day (3.29 percent, 3.17 percent and 3.12 percent, respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks fell 1.85 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index ended 1.68 percent lower and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index dropped 2.26 percent.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 302 to 37 with another 24 issues unchanged.

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