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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-10-07

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  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Tuesday
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Cloud, rain on Tuesday
  • [03] Greek stocks plunge to new multi-year lows

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Tuesday

    07/10/2002 18:38:07

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.988

    Pound sterling 0.631

    Danish kroner 7.486

    Swedish kroner 9.164

    Japanese yen 122.8

    Swiss franc 1.473

    Norwegian kroner 7.346

    Cyprus pound 0.577

    Canadian dollar 1.573

    Australian dollar 1.797

    [02] Weather Forecast: Cloud, rain on Tuesday

    07/10/2002 18:23:56

    Cloud is forecast in all parts of the country, with rain and isolated storms in the Peloponnese, eastern mainland, Cyclades islands and Crete, easing off from afternoon. It will rain in the eastern Aegean and Dodecanese islands from afternoon. Winds west-southwesterly, light to moderate. In the north, temperatures will range from 11C to 20C; on the rest of the mainland from 12C to 24C; and in the Aegean islands from 15C to 25C. Temperatures in Athens between 15C and 23C; and in Thessaloniki from 12C to 20C.

    [03] Greek stocks plunge to new multi-year lows

    07/10/2002 16:35:09

    Greek stocks plunged to new multi-year lows in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday as seller retained the upper hand hit by a negative climate in international markets.

    The general index ended 2.63 percent lower at 1,745.26 points, reflecting losses in blue chip stocks like Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (down 3.57 percent).

    Turnover was a low 66.5 million euros.

    The Textile, Wholesale, Insurance and Retail sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day (5.71 percent, 4.85 percent, 4.19 percent and 4.12 percent, respectively), while the Industrial and Food-Beverage sectors suffered the smallest losses (2.37 percent and 1.96 percent).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks dropped 2.83 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index ended 3.04 percent lower and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index fell 2.82 percent.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 320 to 26 with another 16 issues unchanged.

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