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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-10-22

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  • [01] Alternate FM hosts luncheon for Arab envoys
  • [02] Stocks end 1.53% lower

  • [01] Alternate FM hosts luncheon for Arab envoys

    (ANA-MPA) -- Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas hosted a luncheon at the foreign ministry on Thursday in honor of ambassadors from Arab countries accredited to Greece.

    Droutsas expressed Athens' intent to play an active role in the Middle East, underlining the traditionally friendly relations shared by Greece and the Arab world. Meanwhile, the idea of a tour of the region's countries by the alternate FM was received positively by the foreign diplomats.

    The luncheon attended the ambassadors of Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates and the charge d' affaires of the embassies of Egypt, Kuwait, Libya and Saudi Arabia.

    [02] Stocks end 1.53% lower

    Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the composite index of the market losing 1.53 pct to end at 2,811.26 points. Turnover was a lower 217.5 million euros, of which 5.2 million euros were block trades.

    Most sectors moved downwards, with the Banks (2.66 pct), Financial Services (1.41 pct), Constructions (1.21 pct) and Travel (1.14 pct) suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day, while Chemicals (2.49 pct), Insurance (1.75 pct) and Personal/Home Products (0.56 pct) scored gains.

    The FTSE 20 index fell 2.01 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 0.03 pct lower and the FTSE 80 index rose 0.04 pct. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 110 to 102 with another 49 issues unchanged.

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