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

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] ASE opening: Sharp rise
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] ASE opening: Sharp rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), influenced by the international money markets, with the basic share price index up 3.72 percent, standing at 1,855.06 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 12.2 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upward across the board, with the biggest gains in Industrial Products, up 12.05 percent; Raw Materials, up 4.24 percent; Banks, up 4.21 percent; Construction, up 3.91 percent; and Health, up 3.66 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 4.09 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 2.47 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 2.95 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 86 were up, 5 were down, and 17 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The riots in Athens and a handful of other Greek cities that erupted after the shooting death of a 15-year-old teen by a policeman on Saturday dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Shock, sorrow and questions prevailing over the death of the 15 year old pupil in downtown Athens - The perpertrators will be punished severely".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Hell! Self-styled anti-state general uprise throughout Greece".

    AVRIANI: "All the parties must sit round a table and take serious decisions - People, shop owners and the entire city of Athens can no longer suffer this situation".

    CHORA: "Rage and fire - Greece on fire - The murder of the 15 year old teen was the fuse for the uprise"

    ELEFTHEROS: "Anarchists' most spectacular show of power - In coordinated action, they set on fire and destroyed everything in Athens and Thessaloniki".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Crime, terror and violence between two worlds".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Crime and uprise - Police officer, without cause, murdered a 15 year old teen in downtown Athens".

    ESTIA: "Government's major responsibilities for the damages - The state could have stopped the clashes".

    ETHNOS: "They shot down the serenity in cold blood - Peril of social uprising after the killing of a 15 year old boy".

    TA NEA: "Murder in cold blood - President of Republic Karolos Papoulias states: Wound to democracy".

    VRADYNI: "Black page for the Greek Police - According to eye witnesses a policeman killed in cold blood a 15 year old pupil - Chaos in Athens and major Greek cities".

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