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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-06

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

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  • [01] Greek Professor Grammenos conferred title of CBE in London ceremony
  • [02] ASE opening: Marginal rise
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Greek Professor Grammenos conferred title of CBE in London ceremony

    London (ANA-MPA/L. Tsirigotakis) -- Professor Costas Grammenos, Pro vice-Chancellor of City University London, was conferred the title of "Commander" of the British Empire (CBE), during an imposing ceremony on Tuesday night at Lancaster House.

    The medal was presented to Grammenos by British secretary of state for business, enterprise and regulatory reform Lord Peter Mandelson, who presented the Greek professor's academic work, stressing that his studies have influenced the practices in the City of London's economic environment.

    Professor Grammenos, the Pro Vice-Chancellor of City University London, Deputy Dean of the Cass Business School Undergraduate Programme, and founder of the Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance, as well as chairman of the steering committee of the International University of Thessaloniki, was one of the personalities to whom Queen Elizabeth of England conferred titles and honourable distinctions in her Birthday Honours List for 2009, in recognition of his contribution to research and education in the sectors of Shipping, Commerce and the Economy.

    He founded the International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1983 - renamed the Costas Grammenos International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance.

    [02] ASE opening: Marginal rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.03 percent, standing at 2,161.22 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 52.3 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Health, up 4.21 percent; Technology, up 3.23 percent; and Telecoms, up 2.75 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Travel & Recreation, down 2.08 percent; Oil & Gas, down 1.72 percent; and Construction, down 1.34 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.28 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 1.30 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 5.92 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 68 were up, 54 were down, and 23 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The aftermath of the Pavlidis case, the Siemens affair and statements by President of Republic Karolos Papoulias on transparency in political life from Finland, where he is on a state visit, dominated the headlines on Wednesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Development Minister Costis Hatzidakis preannounced solar energy in houses to protect the environment and economy".

    APOGEVMATINI: "7,684 hirings in public sector".

    AVGHI: "Social 'explosion' in EU foreseen by Eurogroup president Jean Claude Juncker - He warned that mass lay-offs and the spiraling unemployment will cause a massive uprising in the EU countries".

    AVRIANI: "The crooks that took the bribes from Siemens are attempting to pull a fast one over the prosecutor and special examiner".

    CHORA: "Shadows over PASOK - They're trying to find which two or more of the party's deputies cast blank ballots in the parliamentary vote the Pavlidis case".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "ND and main opposition PASOK entangled in a scandal-mongering vortex".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Unbelievable! They are beating around the bush in ND - New round of dispute over Pavlidis affair".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Shocking document on Siemens scandal - How the Greek state lost tens of billions of euros".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "On the verge of social unrest - EU leadership warning over spiraling unemployment".

    ESTIA: "Two hours for one voting procedure - The Deputies' lost time".

    ETHNOS: "Karamanlis in awkward position - Operation 'escape' from scandals ahead of the European Parliament elections".

    KATHIMERINI: "Society facing tribulations, and politics covering up scandals, on the altar of parties' expediencies".

    LOGOS: "New page with Siemens - Government attempting to change subject".

    NIKI: "Opportunistic moralists - Government and Karamanlis want to cover up the scandals".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Social security and health for the people, not for profit".

    TA NEA: "I am not leaving, I am not leaving...Pavlidis pranking ND".

    TO VIMA: "FinMin Yannis Papathanassiou preannounced from Brussels new measures in two installments - European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Joaquin Almunia sends ultimatum".

    VRADYNI: "Ray of hope on the crisis - Economic and Industrial Research Institute (IOBE) detects recovery in the Economic Climate index in April


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