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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-05-25

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

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  • [01] Samaras query over economy
  • [02] Stocks end significantly down

  • [01] Samaras query over economy

    (ANA-MPA) -- Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Tuesday tabled his first Parliament question towards the prime minister, a query focusing squarely on the country's borrowing procedures, what he called an attack by speculators and the settlement of Greek state bond transactions.

    Samaras points to specific comments by PASOK deputies in Parliament as well as press reports regarding the country's stance vis-à-vis skyrocketing bond spreads from November 2010 until April 2010, "which essentially led to an inability to borrow", as he said. (ANA-MPA)

    He also referred to omissions and acts that led to a change in the settlement procedure for Greek state bonds. (ANA-MPA)

    [02] Stocks end significantly down

    Worries over the strength of the banking system in southern Europe, the eurozone debt crisis and tension tension in Asia created a very negative climate in international markets, pushing the Athens Stock Exchange significantly lower on Tuesday. The composite index of the market dropped 3.46 pct to end at 1,539.90 points, with turnover a low 115 million euros. The FTSE 20 index fell 3.70 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 4.54 pct down and the FTSE 80 index eased 1.35 pct. The Media (7.62 pct) and Food (0.04 pct) sectors moved upwards, while the Financial Services (7.13 pct) and Oils (6.62 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 146 to 24 with another 49 issues unchanged. Elgeka (19.7 pct), Lambrakis Press (17.86 pct) and Elfico (9.68 pct) were top gainers, while Imperio (18.75 pct), Boutaris (18.75 pct) and Klonatex (16.67 pct) were top losers.
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