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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-02-03

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Major heist at Athens metro station (recasts)
  • [02] Dukakis to star in film shot in Greece
  • [03] Stocks end 1.92% lower

  • [01] Major heist at Athens metro station (recasts)

    (ANA-MPA) -- Four unidentified gunmen armed with assault rifles held up employees and security guards at the Ethniki Amyna metro station in Athens on Wednesday and made off with a whopping 250,000 euros.

    The four gunmen had covered their faces with surgical masks. They fled on motorcycles.

    [02] Dukakis to star in film shot in Greece

    (ANA-MPA) -- Noted Greek-American actress Olympia Dukakis and Australian filmmaker Nadia Tass (Tassopulos) are in Athens on the occasion of the shooting of a new movie entitled "The journey". The script is written by actress Alexandra Lazaridis.

    Speaking to reporters, Dukakis said she will portray a woman during WWII and resistance to the Nazi occupation of Greece.

    The film is a Spanish, Irish, Australian and Canadian co-production.

    Scenes will be shot in the northeast city of Xanthi, Athens, Paris and New York.

    [03] Stocks end 1.92% lower

    Stocks ended sharply lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The composite index of the market fell 1.92 pct to end at 2,018.98 points, after rising as much as 2.0 pct during the session, with turnover rising to 254.407 million euros.

    The FTSE 20 index fell 2.11 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 0.45 pct lower and the FTSE 80 index eased 0.52 pct. The Chemicals index was the only one to scored gains (0.85 pct), while Financial Services (3.47 pct) and Food/Beverage (2.97 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

    United Textiles (16.67 pct), ELGEKA (10.45 pct), Desmos (10.0 pct), Mouzakis (10.0 pct) and Zampa (9.96 pct) were top gainers, while Korres (9.87 pct), Neorio (9.18 pct), Mathios (8.57 pct) and Vell Group (8.06 pct) were top losers. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 107 to 70 with another 59 issues unchanged.


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