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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-03

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

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  • [01] 50th Thessaloniki int'l film festival opens on Nov. 13
  • [02] Stocks end 2.35% down
  • [03] Snowfall in northern Greece

  • [01] 50th Thessaloniki int'l film festival opens on Nov. 13

    The 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival opens on Nov. 13 under the theme "Why Cinema Now", and will run until Nov. 22.

    In a press conference in Athens on Tuesday, it was announced that the festival's international competition section will feature two world premieres, one international and eight European.

    The international competition jury committee will be chaired by noted film director Theo Angelopoulos.

    The festival will also host special tributes, while actress Jane Birkin will be among the special guests.

    [02] Stocks end 2.35% down

    Stocks ended sharply lower at the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, pushing the composite index of the market below the 2,600 level. The index fell 2.35 pct to end at 2,584.04 points, with turnover rising slightly to 236.5 million euros, of which 9.7 million euors were block trades.

    Most sectors moved lower, with the exception of the Chemicals index which ended 0.87 pct higher. Health (3.23 pct), Banks (3.22 pct), Insurance (3.19 pct) and Food/Beverage (3.16 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

    The FTSE 20 index fell 2.58 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 1.36 pct lower and the FTSE 80 index eased 1.10 pct. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 141 to 45 with another 56 issues unchanged.

    [03] Snowfall in northern Greece

    Sporadic snowfall was recorded on Tuesday in regions of western Macedonia, in northwest Greece, while winter weather conditions were recorded across the northern parts of the country with rainfall, low temperatures and strong winds.

    Snowfall was recorded in the mountainous regions in the north-western prefectures of Florina and Kastoria, while the city of Florina reported snow and sleet with zero temperatures.

    The snowfall caused problems to motorists moving on the provincial road of Florina-Kastoria via Vigla and Vitsi as well as on the Kastoria-Ioannina road via Nestorio.


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