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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-03-26

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM: No problem with Greek banking system, deposits
  • [02] Vergina royal necropolis restoration project
  • [03] Film on Greek Jews' Auschwitz uprising
  • [04] Stocks surge 4.12% on Fri.

  • [01] PM: No problem with Greek banking system, deposits

    BRUSSELS (ANA-MPA) -- Prime Minister George Papandreou, speaking at a press conference here Friday at the end of a EU Summit, emphasised that "there is no problem with Greece's banking system or bank deposits," while again dismissing press speculation that the country will exit the euro-area.

    "We won a very important decision (on Thursday evening) and we must rise to the occasion," he stated, adding that "we gave and are continuing to give a difficult battle, not just for short-term benefits, but to create a strong Greece, one that does not only overcome difficulties but also sets an example."

    [02] Vergina royal necropolis restoration project

    A restoration project of the royal mecropolis and the palace-city of Aigai within the larger archaeological site of Vergina, north-central Greece, will be financed with seven million euros by the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF).

    Vergina is the burial site of ancient Macedonian kings, including the tomb of Philip II.

    The project, scheduled to be completed by 2013, includes beautification works to further promote the archaeological site.

    [03] Film on Greek Jews' Auschwitz uprising

    LOS ANGELES (ANA-MPA) -- Independent film production company Metaphor Entertainment this week announced plans for the making of a motion picture based on the real life events leading up to a "Sonderkommando" uprising at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in October 1944, in which 135 Greek Jews from Thessaloniki helped organise and participate.

    Caption: ANA-MPA / EPA file photo.

    [04] Stocks surge 4.12% on Fri.

    Stocks soared as investors welcomed decisions by the European Central Bank to maintain loose lending criteria to Greek banks and by a eurozone summit on Thursday to create a financial support mechanism for the country. The composite index of the market ended at 2,147.83 points, up 4.12 pct with turnover rising to 285.006 million euros.

    The FTSE 20 index jumped 5.55 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 2.79 pct higher and the FTSE 80 index rose 2.79 pct. Banks (8.42 pct) and Chemicals (4.36 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while the Food sector was the only one to record losses (2.56 pct).

    Yalco (20.0 pct), Medicon (17.22 pct), Altec (13.33 pct), Eurobank (12.68 pct) and AEGEK (11.36 pct) were top gainers, while Desmos (9.09 pct), Marak (7.69 pct) and Olympic Catering (6.96 pct) were top losers. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 164 to 34 with another 34 issues unchanged.


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