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Athens News Agency: News in English, 04-04-19

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM Karamanlis receives Turkish Ambassador Alpogan
  • [02] PM Karamanlis to attend Southeast Europe summit in Sarajevo on
  • [03] Greek president to pay two-day state visit to Romania
  • [04] Weather Forecast: Cooler, rainy on Monday
  • [05] Foreign Exchange Rates: Tuesday
  • [06] Athens Bourse Close: Stocks drop, tracking markets abroad

  • [01] PM Karamanlis receives Turkish Ambassador Alpogan

    19/04/2004 22:07:00

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis received Turkish Ambassador to Athens Mehmet Yigit Alpogan on Monday evening.

    There were no statements after the meeting. Sources close to the premier's office said the Turkish ambassador paid a courtesy call to Karamanlis.

    [02] PM Karamanlis to attend Southeast Europe summit in Sarajevo on Wednesday

    19/04/2004 21:27:02

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis will depart for Sarajevo early Tuesday afternoon where he will take part in the 7th Southeast Europe summit there the following day.

    Prior to his departure from Athens, the prime minister at 10:45 a.m. will preside over a meeting of the Government Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (KYSEA) and at 11 a.m. of the cabinet which will deal with the economy, the draft law for the combatting of bureaucracy and the Cyprus issue.

    [03] Greek president to pay two-day state visit to Romania

    19/04/2004 21:03:00

    President of the Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos will pay a state visit to Romania from April 26-27 at the invitation of his Romanian counterpart Ion Iliescu.

    Stephanopoulos will be accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Panagiotis Skandalakis.

    [04] Weather Forecast: Cooler, rainy on Monday

    19/04/2004 18:44:31

    Cloud, rain and isolated storms are forecast in most parts of the country on Tuesday. Snow will fall on high ground in Epirus and Macedonia. Winds west-southwesterly, moderate to strong. Temperatures in Athens from 10C to 18C and in Thessaloniki between 8C and 15C.

    [05] Foreign Exchange Rates: Tuesday

    19/04/2004 18:30:51

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.214

    Pound sterling 0.671

    Danish kroner 7.503

    Swedish kroner 9.282

    Japanese yen 130.9

    Swiss franc 1.561

    Norwegian kroner 8.361

    Cyprus pound 0.590

    Canadian dollar 1.634

    Australian dollar 1.623

    [06] Athens Bourse Close: Stocks drop, tracking markets abroad

    19/04/2004 18:29:41

    The Athens bourse finished lower in thin turnover, tracking a decline in markets abroad, traders said.

    The general share index shed 0.74 per cent to end at 2,448.91 points. Turnover was 95.6 million euros.

    The FTSE/ASE-20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks ended 0.87 per cent down; the FTSE/ASE-40 for medium capitalisation paper 1.34 per cent lower; and the FTSE/ASE-80 for small cap equities lost 1.33 per cent.

    Of stocks traded, declines led advances at 230 to 71 with 52 issues remaining unchanged.


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