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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-08-17

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  • [01] Wildfire in Corinth prefecture
  • [02] Trade deficit drops in May
  • [03] Stocks end lower on Mon.

  • [01] Wildfire in Corinth prefecture

    A major wildfire was reported early Monday afternoon in the Sofiko district of Corinth prefecture, in the northeast Peloponnese. A large force of fire-fighters along with seven fire-fighting aircraft were dispatched to the forested site.

    [02] Trade deficit drops in May

    BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA) -- Greece's trade deficit dropped by 4.2 billion euros in May 2009 (yr-yr) to stand at 11.6 billion euros, according to figures released here on Monday by Eurostat.

    Specifically, exports reached 5.8 billion euros, while imports totaled 17.4 billion, thereby slashing the deficit from 15.8 billion to 11.6 billion euros, in relation to the corresponding month of 2008.

    [03] Stocks end lower on Mon.

    Stocks ended lower on Monday at the Athens Stock Exchange, affected by negative trends in other bourses around the world, with the composite index of the market losing 1.36 pct to end at 2,309.63 points. Turnover was a very low 108.4 million euros, of which barely 1.4 million were block trades.

    Sector indices moved mostly downwards with Insurances (6.14 pct), Commerce (3.51 pct) and Industrial Goods (3.41 pct) and Banks (3.00 pct) posting the biggest percentage losses of the day. Foods-Beverages (3.18 pct) and Constructions (1.23 pct) scored the biggest gains.

    The FTSE 20 index fell by 1.77 pct up, the FTSE 40 index was down 2.16 pct and the FTSE 80 dropped 2.04 percent.

    From the stocks moved, 43 ended up, 160 declined and 36 remained unchanged.

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