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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-12-03

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  • [01] ASE opening: Decline
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.60 percent, standing at 1,826.88 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 9.2 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the biggest losses in Food & Beverate, down 3.12 percent; Banks, down 0.86 percent; and Oil & Gas, down 0.69 percent.

    The biggest gains were in Insurance, up 3.08 percent; Health, up 1.85 percent; and Mass Media, up 0.72 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.73 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.47 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.57 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 35 were up, 21 were down, and 37 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The explosive atmosphere on Tuesday during testimonies before parliament's fact finding commission on the Vatopedi monastery affair mainly dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Halt to early pensions - Social security reforms to begin in 2009".

    APOGEVMATINI: "15,340 hirings in public sector - Permanent and seasonal staff".

    AVGHI: "Tax rates above the salary raises - Further burdening in 2009 with the new tax law".

    AVRIANI: "special examiner maginstrate into the Siemens slush funds Nikolaos Zagorianos will meet on Wednesday with Swiss and German judges".

    CHORA: "Savvas (former minister Tsitouridis) takes revenge for the in-party back-stabbings stating: They were convening behind my back".

    ELEFTHEROS: "13 changes to retirement ages - Cutbacks in pensions from January 2009".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Frost in the economy - Ecofin scissors Barroso's rescue package".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Vatopedi fact finding commission: Ministers accusing each other and washing their hands of the case".

    ESTIA: "The government on the verge of collapse - Reshuffle anticipated".

    ETHNOS: "Ministers clash over Vatopedi - Blue (ruling new Democracy's colour) knives unsheathed before fact finding commission".

    KATHIMERINI: "European Union orders fiscal discipline - Greece will borrow 53 billion euros although the State Budget foresees a 40 billion euros loan".

    LOGOS: "Small margins for reaction against the crisis - European Commission will judge EU countries' plans with leniency".

    NIKI: "Former ND government minister Savvas Tsitouridis points the finger at 4 ministers at the fact finding commission - In-party stabbings over Vatopedi".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "European Union Economy Ministers Conference: Antisocial measures for the crisis despite their disagreements".

    TA NEA: "Ohh ....what ministers!!!- They stabbed each other in the back during their testimonies before the fact finding commission".

    TO VIMA: "Red alert in Athens and Brussels - Pleas for financing to the businessenterprises".

    VRADYNI: "The 13 changes in pension' rates and retirement ages- What the new social security law foresees".

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