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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-03-19

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

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  • [01] Exhibition on Alexander the Great in Austria
  • [02] Stocks end 1.47% higher

  • [01] Exhibition on Alexander the Great in Austria

    VIENNA (ANA-MPA / D. Dimitrakoudis) - An international exhibition focusing on Alexander the Great will be inaugurated Saturday evening at the Kunsthalle Museum in the central Austrian city of Leoben.

    More than 400 artifacts from 25 museums around the world, including the Louvre, the British Museum, St. Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum and the National Museums of Tajikistan and Afghanistan, will be displayed at the exhibition.

    The exhibition, which will last until Nov. 1, was recently hosted in the German city of Mannheim until Feb. 21.

    More than 100,000 visitors are expected to visit the Kunsthalle Museum exhibition.

    Presenting the exhibition during a press conference in Leoben on Friday, the former general director of the Vienna History of Art Museum, Bilfrint Zaimpel, termed Alexander as "one of the most important, if not the most important, figure in world history".

    [02] Stocks end 1.47% higher

    Stocks ended strongly higher in the last trading session of the week in the Athens Stock Exchange, covering part of Thursday‚s losses. The composite index of the market rose 1.47 pct to end at 2,049.36 points, with turnover at 222.106 million euros.

    The FTSE 20 index ended 1.81 pct higher, the FTSE 40 index fell 0.89 pct and the FTSE 80 index ended 0.21 pct higher. The Utilities (5.67 pct) and Banks (2.85 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Media (3.43 pct) and Commerce (1.75 pct) suffered losses. CPI (16.67 pct), Q&R (10 pct), Medicon (9.63 pct) and Ekter (8.22 pct) were top gainers, while Kordelos Bros (12.5 pct), Koumpas (10.34 pct), Akritas (10 pct) and Xylemporia (9.52 pct) were top losers.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 88 to 84 with another 53 issues unchanged.


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