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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-07-17

Athens News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise
  • [02] Athens Newsaper Headllines

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise

    Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.97 percent, standing at 2,235.00 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 11.5 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Health, up 2.09 percent; Travel & Recreation, up 2.81 percent; and Insurance, up 2.01 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Public Utilities, down 1.59 percent; and Oil & Gas, down 0.52 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.06 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.87 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.48 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 80 were up, 13 were down, and 16 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newsaper Headllines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Plans to tackle the deficits in the country's five largest social security Funds and the fight against organised crime and terrorism were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Friday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Education, construction, tourism and other sectors to be deregulated - Bill on the 'closed' professions soon in parliament".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Warning bell for the Funds, whose deficits are a bomb with a slow-burning fuse".

    AVGHI: "Personal Data Protection Authority belies justice minister Dendias, who said he asked for a report/recommendation on the regulation allowing the use of surveillance cameras and establishment of DNA files on criminals".

    AVRIANI: "Felony indictment for the crime syndicate's lawyer, who had urged Vlastos (inmate in Trikala prison believed to be the leader of the abductions and hired killers gang that was behind the January kidnapping of shipowner Pericles Panagopoulos) to kill Nastoulis (notorious leader of another major organised crime gang".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The Funds have dried up - 4.7 billion euros are needed for until the end of the year, in addition to the subsidy".

    ESTIA: "Timid measures by the government - No determination for deep changes".

    ETHNOS: "The Funds are sinking into a 19 billion euros hole".

    KATHIMERINI: "The Funds need another 4.7 billion euros, according to the employees - Contribution-evasion rampant".

    LOGOS: "The major social security Funds heading towards collapse - Visible danger of their not being able to pay the pensions".

    NIKI: "They're 'marrying' the Revolutionaries Sect (urban guerrilla group) with Vlastos (organised crime gang leader) - They're searching for the link between syndicate-terrorists".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Implementation of Bolkestein Directive (for creating a single market for services in the EU internal market) with painful consequences for the working people - The monoplies in the services sector will be strengthened".

    TA NEA: "The door is opening to the 'Polish plumber' - Bill to be tabled in parliament provides for elimination of the current restrictons on the practice of a series of professions by professionals from all over the EU in Greece".

    TO VIMA: "The Chinese 'steam engine' has started to accelerate - Growth rate at 7.9 percent, industrial production at 10.7 percent".

    VRADYNI: "24 categories of professionals to be deregulated - First step for the opening of the 'closed' professions".


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