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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-05-19

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

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  • [01] New Metro stations
  • [02] Stocks up in volatile trade

  • [01] New Metro stations

    Two new stations on the Athens metro's line 3 will soon be ready for use, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Minister Dimitris Reppas announced on Wednesday. The station in Holargos is due to open in June, while that in Agia Paraskevi will be ready by September, he said.

    In addition to the above, the minister announced that tenders for projects worth 10.3 billion euros are to be launched by the ministry up until 2012.

    These will include a new line for the Athens metro system starting at Alsos Veikou, in the west Athens district of Galatsi, passing through Syntagma and areas on the slopes of Mount Hymettus in east Athens before doubling back to join line 3 in Katehaki and line 1 in Maroussi.

    Another six stations, extensions of the line 2 in the southeast and west, may possibly be added to the network by March 2011 once the government has made a decision regarding what to do about the consortium that was awarded the contract for installing their electronic systems, in which Siemens was a participant. Once there is a final decision by the government, Reppas said, the stations of Ilioupolis, Argyroupolis and Elliniko in the southeast, and Peristeri, Anthoupolis and Haidari in the west will gradually be opened for use.

    Reppas added that a further 7.4 billion euros had been secured from various programmes for use in building infrastructure and that priority will be given to areas outside major cities. As an example, he cited the tender for construction of the Karteri-Parga road and an airport in Kasteli.k8ik8ukik9ikl9ol

    [02] Stocks up in volatile trade

    Stocks ended moderately higher at the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the composite index of the market up 0.44 pct to end at 1,636.48 points, after falling as much as 4.0 pct during the session. Turnover was a moderate 154.230 million euros.

    The FTSE 20 index rose 0.87 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 0.68 pct higher and the FTSE 80 index fell 0.41 pct. The Travel (2.26 pct) and Banks (1.69 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Telecommunications (2.90 pct) and Media (2.66 pct) suffered losses.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 111 to 68 with another 68 issues unchanged. Livanis (10 pct), Alsinco (10 pct), Tzirakian (10 pct) and Kyriakoulis (8.0 pct) were top gainers, while Lanakam (19.05 pct), Epsilon Net (16.67 pct) and Medicon (10 pct) were top losers.


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