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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-09-14

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Frontex craft again harassed
  • [02] Almunia on Greek fiscal steps
  • [03] Stocks end 2.34% down
  • [04] Q2 building index up 6.1%

  • [01] Frontex craft again harassed

    (ANA-MPA) -- A Latvian helicopter patrolling in the eastern Aegean on behalf of the FRONTEX external border security initiative was harassed by Turkish radar operators on Monday morning while flying between the Greek islands of Samos and Kos.

    [02] Almunia on Greek fiscal steps

    BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA) -- EU Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia on Monday reiterated that Greece is committed to presenting, by the end of October, a package of measures aimed at restructuring its public finances.

    Speaking to reporters during a news conference here on the occasion of a presentation of the European Commission's quarterly economic forecasts for the seven larger EU economies - accounting for 80 pct of the total European economy - Almunia said "all political leaders and parties in Greece are fully aware of the condition of the Greek economy".

    [03] Stocks end 2.34% down

    Greek stocks ended sharply lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, with the composite index of the market losing 2.34 pct to end at 2,468 points. Turnover shrank to 172.8 million euros, of which 12.2 million euros were block trades.

    Most sectors moved down, with the Utilities (3.94 pct), Banks (3.89 pct), Media (2.78 pct), Chemicals (2.39 pct) and Industrial Products (2.20 pct) suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day, while Health (1.18 pct) and Travel (0.53 pct) scored gains.

    The FTSE 20 index dropped 2.73 pct, the FTSE 40 index fell 0.84 pct and the FTSE 80 index ended 1.57 pct down. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 161 to 65 with another 36 issues unchanged.

    [04] Q2 building index up 6.1%

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greece's production index in the construction sector grew 6.1 pct in the second quarter of 2009, compared with the corresponding period last year, after an increase of 2.8 pct recorded in the 2008-2007 period, the National Statistical Service announced on Monday.
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