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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-01-21

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  • [01] Agriculture Minister to hold meetings with farmers
  • [02] Athens Stock Exchange: Decline
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Agriculture Minister to hold meetings with farmers

    Agriculture and Foods Minister Sotiris Hatzigakis will be having meetings throughout Wednesday with representatives of farmers' organizations from areas where farmers are carrying out mobilizations.

    At 6:30 p.m. the minister will receive farmers from central Greece and an hour later with a farmers' committee from Crete.

    Hatzidakis expressed his satisfaction and congratulated the farmers on Crete who earlier suspended their takeover of Nikos Kazantzakis airport in Iraklio, Crete.

    [02] Athens Stock Exchange: Decline

    Equity prices were declining on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.58 percent, standing at 1,642.91 points at 14:15 p.m and turnover at 82.5 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving downward nearly across the board, with the biggest gains in Food and Beverages, up 2.99 percent; Public Utilities, up 1.52 percent; and Telecoms, up 1.46 percent.

    The heaviest losses were in Insurance, down 3.01 percent; Financial Services, down 2.66 percent; Technology, down 2.28 percent; and Personal and Household Goods, down 2.14 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.30 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 2.62 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 1.27 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 38 were up, 135 were down, and 52 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th US President and his engagements, the farmers' mobilizations, and FinMin Yannis Papathanassiou's statements from Brussels that Greece is one of the 5 eurozone countries that will have a positive growth rate dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Economy: Measures with social concern - Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis takes initiative for off-the -agenda discussion in parliament".

    APOGEVMATINI: "20,263 job opportunities - Permanent and seasonal positions (in wider public sector)".

    AVGHI: "The farmers' January succeeds the December of the Youth".

    AVRIANI: "The Siemens slush funds file opens and we are heading at full speed to general elections - The scandal-mongering will boomerang against main opposition PASOK".

    CHORA: "Barack Obama new US president: We are at war - US economy is the victim of irresponsibility and greed".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Breather for professionals in social security payments - Employment Minister Fani Palli-Petralia's instructions to 13 social security funds managers"

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Obama exorcised former US president George Bush's period - New page in the White House".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Hollywood with a splash of hope - Barack Obama on Tuesday became the first black president in the history of the USA".

    ESTIA: "The ongoing scenarios of early general elections are dangerous political games".

    ETHNOS: "Promise for turn of page - Proclamation of principles and hopes at Obama's inauguration".

    KATHIMERINI: "New era prospect - The US, with Obama at the helm, is turning page".

    LOGOS: "......And now the farmers - Tractors blocked the national highways' intersections".

    NIKI: "Worry about a new wave of unemployed - Thousands of workers are losing their job due to the financial crisis".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Money for free to employers on the pretext of combating unemployment".

    TA NEA: "They sowed hopes and now they will reap roadblocks - The government is paying for the unfulfilled promises".

    TO VIMA: "America changing, the people hope - Barack Obama sworn-in as the 44th US president - He promised financial, social and international reversals".

    VRADYNI: "FinMin sends message from Brussels: The Cassandras (doom-sayers) will be belied".

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