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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-01-19

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  • [01] ASE opening: Rise
  • [02] Áthens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), influenced by the major European money markets, with the basic share price index up 0.37 percent, standing at 1,756.42 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 5.4 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Food & Beverage, up 2.28 percent; Chemicals, up 1.56 percent; and Banks, up 1.52 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Travel & Recreation, down 1.09 percent; Telecoms, down 1.02 percent; and Technology, down 0.07 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.63 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.77 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.75 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 50 were up, 11 were down, and 22 were unchanged.

    [02] Áthens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Economy and Finance Minister Yannis Papathanassiou's meeting with EU Commissioner Almunia on the Greek economy, farmers' mobilisations and the ongoing thriller of shipowner Pericles Panagopoulos' abduction dominated the the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Marginally positive growth in Greece in 2009 -While most eurozone countries are in worse economic condition".

    APOGEVMATINI: "New university entry system - Nationwide exams to be abolished - Free students' accession to Universities"

    AVRIANI: "Sweep operation for 250 "dons" of organised crime - Greek secret service has spotted the gangs and has established files on Albanians, Bulgarians, Romanians and Russians who have created 'crime syndicates' with dangerous Greek gangsters".

    CHORA: "Change of guard on Tuesday in the White House".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Agriculture Minister Sotiris Hatzigakis attempts to mislead the farmers, but they are aware of his attitude and will proceed with their mobilisations".

    ELEFTHEROS: "The new opinion polls set fire in Maximos mansion (government headquarters) - Ruling New Democracy's (ND's) supporters didn't rally around the party even after the government reshuffle".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Upsurge in credit cardsand loans debts to banks -Monthly 'grip' for 10,000 households".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Recession knocking on our door - Commission predictions are gloomy for the Greek economy".

    ESTIA: "The 'Cassandras' (doom-sayers) of the economy - With the right policy they will be proven false".

    ETHNOS: "The cartels are looting farmers and consumers - Up to 944 percent surcharge in food products ".

    TA NEA: "Austerity in salaries and tax safari following European Commission's burning report".

    VRADYNI: "Europe in a recession - Commisioner Joaqin Almounia announces on Monday the EU Commission's forecasts for the crisis".

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