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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-02-19

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

CONTENTS

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

  • [01] ASE opening: Marginal rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.09 percent, standing at 1,590.57 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 10.6 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Oil & Gas, up 1.84 percent; Mass Media, up 1.38 percent; and Construction, up 1.21 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Insurance, down 0.89 percent; Travel & Recreation, down 0.69 percent; and Telecoms, down 0.60 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.26 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.12 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.33 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 44 were up, 34 were down, and 32 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The prospect of the European Commission instituting excessive deficit procedures on Greece, the FinMin's new measures on the crisis and the failed car-bomb outside a Citibank office building in the northern Athens suburb of Kifissia on Wednesday dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Commission sets out stern framework for Greek economy".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Price cuts in 450 widely-used medicines".

    AVGHI: "As they (government) attempt to contain the deficit, unemployment is spiraling out of control".

    AVRIANI: "The politicians' scandals and scams load the terrorists' weapons and lead the country to bloodshed - Guys, no more guns and bombs and blood, because the people will once again bear the brunt of it".

    CHORA: "Commission message: Take measures because the markets are pressing".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Mr. Almunia we will not toe your line - You guessed wrong - The Government, in a public statement, rejected the rationale for excessive deficit procedures".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "A source in the government said: 'We are at war' - The terrorists were going to blow up an entire block".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Almunia demands measures immediately - The excessive deficit procedures begin, and the government obeys instructions".

    ESTIA: "The new roadworks in Athens - With unjustified 5-year delay".

    ETHNOS: "Hit with Al Qaida recipe - Terrorism escalates, with the police as spectator".

    KATHIMERINI: "Escalation of terrorism - Alarm in government and police, and feeling of insecurity among the citizens".

    LOGOS: "Excessive deficit procedures on our doorstep- Almunia calls for measures immediately".

    NIKI: "They have bankrupted Greece - Another success of Karamanlis' government".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "We call for counter-attacks on all fronts - Communist Party of Greece's (KKE) 18th Congress began Wednesday".

    TA NEA: "Terror-show with powerful bomb - Police: They could have blown up the whole building".

    TO VIMA: "EU Commissioner Joaquin Almunia is the regulator of the political developments in Greece - Brussels demands austerity measures within 2009".

    VRADYNI: "The national health system on a new course - Radical changes in the administration and the management".


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