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Athens News Agency: News in English, 03-12-15

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Government won't bow to striking taxi drivers' demands
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Rain, storms and snow on Tuesday
  • [03] Athens Bourse Close: Stocks nose down in late selling
  • [04] Foreign Exchange Rates: Tuesday

  • [01] Government won't bow to striking taxi drivers' demands

    15/12/2003 21:52:46

    Deputy Finance Minister Apostolos Fotiadis said on Monday that the government would not bow to striking taxi drivers' demands by rescinding a measure ordering electronic cash registers to be installed in vehicles by January 1, 2004.

    Taxis will again be off the roads nationwide on Tuesday as talks continue between the taxi owners' SATA union and the finance ministry.

    [02] Weather Forecast: Rain, storms and snow on Tuesday

    15/12/2003 19:07:52

    Strong rain and storms are forecast, especially in sea areas. Snow is expected on to fall on high ground and in low-lying areas. Winds northerly, very strong. Temperatures will plunge, with a minimum of 10C and maximum of 14C in Athens; and in Thessaloniki, 0C to 3C.Snow will fall on high ground around the capital and briefly in the city centre from late afternoon.

    [03] Athens Bourse Close: Stocks nose down in late selling

    15/12/2003 18:51:27

    The Athens bourse finished lower on Monday in a burst of aggressive late selling across the board, traders said.

    The general share index shed 0.32 percent to end at 2,201.76 points. Turnover was 187.1 million euros.

    The FTSE/ASE-20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks ended 0.43 percent down; the FTSE/ASE-40 for medium capitalisation paper 0.11 percent higher; and the FTSE/ASE-80 for small cap equities finished with losses of 1.51 percent.

    Of stocks traded, declines led advances at 230 to 72 with 57 issues remaining unchanged.

    [04] Foreign Exchange Rates: Tuesday

    15/12/2003 18:34:40

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.232

    Pound sterling 0.706

    Danish kroner 7.499

    Swedish kroner 9.063

    Japanese yen 133.1

    Swiss franc 1.564

    Norwegian kroner 8.268

    Cyprus pound 0.588

    Canadian dollar 1.626

    Australian dollar 1.665


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