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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-09-16

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

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  • [01] Greek expatriates computer equipment to Laconia high schools
  • [02] Stocks continue moving up
  • [03] Foreign cap inflows surge

  • [01] Greek expatriates computer equipment to Laconia high schools

    The Pan-Macedonian Association of Ontario Inc. has donated 31 PCs, printers and UPS units to three schools in Laconia prefecture of southern Greece.

    The computers have already been installed at the high schools of Areopolis, Krokei and Skala.

    In 2007, the expatriate organisation raised 37,500 dollars for the victims of wildfires that ravaged parts of the Peloponnese.

    [02] Stocks continue moving up

    Greek stocks continued moving higher at the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the composite index of the market rising 0.72 pct to end at 2,550.13 points. Turnover was an improved 265.9 million euros, of which 32.2 million euros were block trades.

    Most sectors moved upwards, with the Health (5.54 pct), Raw Materials (3.42 pct) and Financial Services (3.28 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Media (1.95 pct), Travel (0.51 pct) and Banks (0.34 pct) suffered losses.

    The FTSE 20 index rose 0.37 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 2.20 pct higher and the FTSE 80 index rose 0.52 pct. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 131 to 70 with another 65 issues unchanged.

    [03] Foreign cap inflows surge

    (ΑΝΑ-MPA) -- Foreign capital inflows in Greece grew by 40.5 pct, with net inflows soaring 147.8 pct, in 2008, compared with the previous year, Invest in Greece SA announced on Wednesday.

    Citing figures on Foreign Direct Investments in Greece, published by the Bank of Greece, Invest in Greece said this positive development - amidst an unprecedented international financial crisis - was evidence of foreign investors' (mainly from EU and US) trust towards the Greek market.


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