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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-12

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

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  • [01] State offers one-mln-euro reward in Kuneva acid attack case
  • [02] Stocks end 1.46% down

  • [01] State offers one-mln-euro reward in Kuneva acid attack case

    (ANA-MPA) -- The government announced a reward of one million euros for information leading to the arrest of the assailants involved in the acid attack on former office cleaners' unionist Konstantina Kuneva a year ago, an attack that left the Bulgarian national seriously disabled and disfigured.

    According to a joint ministerial decision, the reward will be given for any leads that will help in the arrest of the culprits.

    The attack on Kuneva, who is still hospitalised with grave health problems, occurred 18 minutes after midnight on Dec. 23, 2008 in the Athens district of Petralona. Kuneva had been an organiser in an Attica-area cleaners' union.

    Full anonymity for informants is guaranteed, authorities said.

    [02] Stocks end 1.46% down

    Stocks fell sharply at the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the composite index of the market ending at 2,620.44 points, off 1.46 percent. Turnover was a moderate 233.3 million euros, of which 15.9 million euros were block trades.

    All sectors moved downwards, with the exception of the Personal/Home Products which ended 0.88 pct higher. Media (5.43 pct), Insurance (4.07 pct), Oil/Gas (3.53 pct), Commerce (2.44 pct) and Raw Materials (2.43 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

    The FTSE 20 index fell 1.46 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 1.06 pct lower and the FTSE 80 index dropped 1.51 pct. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 162 to 42 with another 38 issues unchanged.


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