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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-12-08

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Lloyd's awards to Greeks
  • [02] ASE opening: Decline
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Lloyd's awards to Greeks

    The Lloyd's Award "Personality of the Year 2009" was bestowed on MIG president Andreas Vgenopoulos for his investments in Greek coastal shipping with Superfast and Blue Star Ferries and for his Marfin Bank's enhancement of its shipping portofolio.

    The Lloyd's List Greek Shipping awards were presented for the sixth consecutive year to Greek shipping figures and companies that excelled in their field.

    The "Greek Shipping Newsmaker" award went to shipowner Victor Restis and the "Lifetime achievement" award to captain Vassilis Constantakopoulos, founder of TEMES S.A. and chairman of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Agency (HELMEPA).

    Meanwhile, The Lloyd's List Global Award for an Amver-Assisted Rescue at Sea was presented to Arcadia Hellas Shipmanagement's motor tanker Aegean Angel, for the April 2008 rescue of 11 distressed mariners aboard a life raft after their vessel sank 300 miles south of Puerto Rico, during an earlier ceremony in London.

    The Lloyd's List Global Award for Newsmaker of the Year was presented to Navios Maritime Holding chairman and CEO Angeliki Frangou, at the London ceremony.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of MIG's president Andreas Vgenopoulos

    [02] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.58 percent, standing at 2,305.24 points at 11:05 a.m., and turnover at 45.1 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving downward across the board, with the biggest gains in Food and Beverages, up 2.14 percent; Personal and Household Goods, up 0.99 percent; Public Utilities, up 0.60 percent.

    The heaviest losses were in Insurance, down 3.32 percent; Health, down 2.35 percent; and Banks, down 1.85 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 1.20 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 0.61 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.51 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 22 were up, 71 were down, and 10 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at glance

    Scuffles throughout the country, on the one year anniversary of the killing of 15 year old pupil Alexis Grigoropoulos by a police officer in Exarchia district of Athens, the social security and taxation issue and UN's International Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen , dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "March and street violence in Athens - 879 were taken in for questioning and 166 were arrested".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Multinational group of anti-statists reinforced the local troublemakers in Athens".

    AVGHI: "In the last two days, 850 individuals were taken in for questioning while 124 of them were sent before the prosecutor".

    AVRIANI: "Radical changes in main opposition New Democracy (ND), to become a modern centre-right party".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Deputy Minister Yannis Maniatis appointed his best man as president of the National Land Registry, whose wife is a member of a contracting firm undertaking property registration projects".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "13 charged with felony and 800 police records established".

    ESTIA: "The scenes of violence expose Greece - We have forgotten that we are a tourist destination".

    ETHNOS: "Tourism in the ....roadblocks - Mosaic of nationalities in Athens' streets".

    IMERISSIA: "Standard & Poor's ultimatum - Markets pressing for immediate measures".

    KATHIMERINI: "The taboo of the university asylum falls".

    LOGOS: "The issue of the University asylum opens again- ND proposes its abolition".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet recommends severe measures for employees in public sector".

    NIKI: "Street violence with chemicals, handmade bombs, clubs and safehouses in Alexis' memory".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Workers' united struggle for the rights to work, pension and health".

    TA NEA: "Rectors call police on the....asylum: Protect the facilities of the universities".

    TO VIMA: "The difficult issues begin now: Social security and taxation".

    VRADYNI: "Vice rector of University of Athens Yannis Karacostas to newspaper: 'J'accuse'."


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