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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-03-12

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


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

  • [01] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 1.03 percent, standing at 1,522.836 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 Banks, down 2.03 percent; Telecoms, down 1.66 percent; and Raw Materials, down 1.35 percent.

    The biggest gains were in Mass Media, up 1.31 percent; and Public Utilities, up 1.02 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 1.41 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.77 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.26 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 15 were up, 50 were down, and 14 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Government's new bill on collection agencies, which will be renamed "debtor information companies" and will not collect monies but simply inform consumers on their overdue debts, the clash between government and businessmen on the on the layoffs, and New Democracy former Prime Minister and honorary party president Constantinos Mitsotakis' recommendations to PM Costas Karamanlis not to proceed to early elections dominated the headlines on Thursday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "New bill puts a full stop to collection agencies' lack of restraint".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Education Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos continues his innovative policy with rational proposals".

    AVGHI: "Synaspismos: "A meeting of the party's leaders on Wednesday left behind the in-party clashes and prepares the ground for SYRIZA's (SYN-led Coalition of the Radical Left parliamentary alliance) battle in the europarliament elections".

    CHORA: "The consumers' resistance is a boycott - Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis states: We will not accept price rises in staple goods".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Profane game under the sacred hill of the Acropolis - Culture Minister announces that he will solve Culture Ministry employees' issues but the employees continue to keep closed the Acropolis archaelogical site".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Former FinMin George Alogoskoufis states at his first public speech (after leaving the ministry): You didn't achieve anything with my beheading".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "900 euros extra tax on real estate".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Former Prime Minster Constantinos Mitsotakis and former FinMin George Alogoskoufis make recommendations to PM Costas Karamanlis on early elections and economic crisis".

    ESTIA: "Major opportunity for reforms - The government must take advantage of the crisis".

    ETHNOS: "Ministers give ludicrous explanations for the high cost of living - Development ministry gives absurd explanations".

    KATHIMERINI: "Tremendous decline in investment - Growth slowed down by 2.9 percent in 2008".

    LOGOS: "Enterpreneurs... threaten the government - Open war between government and businessmen".

    NIKI: "New Democracy government increased our state debt by 61 billion euros - Karamanlis' government increased tremendously the debt and exposed the country".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Resistance to the layoffs and massive and aggressive participation in the struggles".

    TA NEA: "Unbearable loans for the SME's - Banks bring suffocation to market".

    TO VIMA: "Activity in the parties - Approaches, clashes and 'flirting."

    VRADYNI: "Stop to collection agencies' lack of restraint".

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