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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-11-26

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Edgar Degas exhibition in Athens
  • [02] ASE opening: Plunge
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Edgar Degas exhibition in Athens

    Seventy four bronze sculptures by 19th century French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917) will be on display at the Herakleidon Art Museum in Athens from Nov. 27, 2009 until April 25, 2010.

    Athens will be the first stop of "The Complete Sculptures of Edgar Degas" exhibition world tour.

    The centerpiece of the exhibition will be the "Little 14-year-old dancer". All bronze sculptures on display were cast from recently discovered plasters made from Degas' original waxes while he was still alive. ANA-MPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

    [02] ASE opening: Plunge

    Equity prices were plunging at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 3.51 percent, standing at 2,289.41 points at 10:55 a.m., and turnover at 56.9 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving downward across the board, with the heaviest losses in Health, down 5.50 percent; Banks, down 5.09 percent; Insurance, down 4.05 percent; Financial Services, down 2.98 percent; and Mass Media, down 2.89 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 3.69 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 2.51 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 2.69 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 12 were up, 109 were down, and 23 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    European officials' statements on the Greek economy, Bank of Greece (BoG) governor George Provopoulos' statement in parliament that he had informed former Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis and current prime minister George Papandreou before the general elections on the size of the deficit, the spread of the new flu and main opposition New Democracy (ND) leadership candidates' campaigns ahead of Sunday's election, dominated the headlines on Thursday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Public sector: Cutbacks in benefits...".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Knives unsheathed in government - Lack of coordination, confusion and government officials' contradictory statements create the impression of dissolution".

    AVGHI: "March in the darkness".

    AVRIANI: "The economy a step before collapse".

    CHORA: "Free-fall in market after Provopoulos' statements".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Greek military officials against NATO - They believe that in the event of a Greek-Turkish clash the Alliance will back Turkey".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Government confused under the shadow of a crash".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Message to Provopoulos: The government is trying to reverse the negative climate".

    ESTIA: "The unacceptable situation with taxes - The consistent taxpayers are being punished"

    ETHNOS: "Big pressure for new measures - International recommendations for economy's supervision".

    IMERISSIA: "The country in the vortex of the markets - Government at a loss".

    KATHIMERINI: "Government disregards reality".

    LOGOS: "Double 'crucifixion' of Greek economy - Deutsche Bank's report points to IMF".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Suffocating pressure on bank shares".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "PASOK government and ND are mocking the people - Rigged squabble over deficits".

    TA NEA: "Europe bankers recommend shocking formula - They are threatening us with the IMF".

    TO VIMA: "Government spokesman George Petalotis castigates publicly BoG government George Provopoulos for attempting to set off the responsibilities of the former and current government".

    VRADYNI: "Government in chaos - We passed from the stage of surveillance to that of exposure".


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