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Athens News Agency: News in English, 03-05-13

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] International Museums Day on Sunday
  • [02] Thessaloniki International Trade Fair on Sept 6-14
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday
  • [04] Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud on Wednesday
  • [05] Greek stocks end 1.62 pct higher on Tuesday

  • [01] International Museums Day on Sunday

    13/05/2003 23:21:08

    Sunday May 18 is International Museums Day and the Iliou Melathron Museum will open to the public on May 17, participating in the celebration of Greek museums by organising special events.

    On Saturday, archaeologists, maintenance experts, administrative officials and guards will welcome visitors at the Iliou Melathron to guide and brief them.

    Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be repeated at regular intervals until 2 in the afternoon.

    [02] Thessaloniki International Trade Fair on Sept 6-14

    13/05/2003 20:00:17

    The annual Thessaloniki International Trade Fair will be held on September 6 to 14, its organiser, Helexpo, said in a statement on Tuesday.

    A special section on education will be included in this year's event, including its contribution to career orientation and retraining, the statement added.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Wednesday

    13/05/2003 18:32:46

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.161

    Pound sterling 0.722

    Danish kroner 7.483

    Swedish kroner 9.258

    Japanese yen 135.4

    Swiss franc 1.528

    Norwegian kroner 7.937

    Cyprus pound 0.591

    Canadian dollar 1.614

    Australian dollar 1.796

    [04] Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud on Wednesday

    13/05/2003 18:31:41

    Scattered cloud is forecast in all parts of the country, with storms likely on high ground in the north. Winds variable, light. On the northern mainland, temperatures will range from 12C to 31C; on the rest of the mainland from 14C to 34C; and in the islands from 17C to 31C. Temperatures in Athens between 18C and 33C; and in Thessaloniki from 14C to 30C.

    [05] Greek stocks end 1.62 pct higher on Tuesday

    13/05/2003 16:41:32

    Greek stocks ended three-day decline on the Athens Stock Exchange to end higher on Tuesday supported by renewed buying activity for blue chip stocks, particularly banks.

    The general index rose 1.62 percent to end at 1,732.44 points, with turnover an improved 109.6 million euros.

    The Textile, Insurance, Holding and Wholesale sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day (6.98 percent, 4.09 percent, 3.72 percent and 3.22 percent, respectively), while National Bank (+4.09 percent), Alpha Bank (+3.04 percent), ETBAbank (+4.35 percent) and Piraeus Bank (+2.86 percent) led the list of advancers.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks rose 1.85 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index ended 1.50 percent higher, the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index jumped 3.16 percent and the wider FTSE/ASE 140 index ended 1.93 percent up.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 296 to 33 with another 30 issues unchanged.


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