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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-05

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


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

  • [01] ASE opening: Marginal decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.08 percent, standing at 2,432.02 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 17.3 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the biggest losses in Insurance, down 3.16 percent; Mass Media, down 2.41 percent; and Food & Beverage, down 0.87 percent.

    The biggest gains were in Raw Materials, up 1.07 percent; Financial Services, up 0.34 percent; and Oil & Gas, up 0.31 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.18 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.15 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.33 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 56 were up, 45 were down, and 21 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The Turkish provocations at the Aegean Sea and the economy mostly dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Government takes measures for citizens' protection - Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis met with Justice Minister Nikos Dendias".

    APOGEVMATINI: "The road is open for former Siemens Hellas CEO Michalis Christoforakos' extradition to Greece".

    AVGHI: "Government authorizing the industrialists to protect the environment".

    AVRIANI: "Christoforakos coming to Greece".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Government's fear of defeat in elections brings grumbling and benefits".

    ESTIA: "Turkey crossed the line - It's a mistake that we tolerate the provocations".

    ETHNOS: "Small enterprises' debts stifling the market".

    KATHIMERINI: "Government will ask EU for extension of deadline on the deficit".

    LOGOS: "No more taxes from September - FinMin George Papathanassiou states: Only structural changes".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Additional provocative gifts to big enterprises - Government's bill on Business Parks".

    TA NEA: "Government offers loans with state guarantees".

    TO VIMA: "(Post-dated) Checks are the new threat - Government's intervention is mandatory".

    VRADYNI: "Old cars withdrawal measure - The new law will be tabled on 24 August in parliament".

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