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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-07-21

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Restrictive measures for former PM's aide
  • [02] Rise at ASE opening
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Restrictive measures for former PM's aide

    Yiannis Angelou, the influential aide of former prime minister Costas Karamanlis, was released on bond of 400,000 euros and forbidden from leaving the country after testifying for several hours to special examining magistrate Irene Kalou concerning the Vatopedi monastery land-swaps case.

    Angelou testified on Tuesday and this was the highest amount of bail imposed on any of the others accused in the affair, who have so far been asked to post bail ranging from 30,000 to 100,000 euros.

    The former premier's aide has been accused of moral instigation of breach of faith.

    [02] Rise at ASE opening

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.76 percent, standing at 1,591.07 points at 11:30 am, and turnover at 17.307 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Telecoms, up 0.97 percent; and Banks, up 0.95 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Construction, down 0.61 percent; and Health, down 0.48 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.72 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.28 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.63 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 52 were up, 25 were down, and 29 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The economy, the banking sector, and the proceedings of the parliamentary fact-finding commission on the structured bonds affair were the main front-page item in Athens' dailies on Wednesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Interest-free subsidies loans for door/window frames".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Salary increases to be frozen with law - The social partners may have agreed (on salary increases of 1.5-3.0 percent for the next three years), but the...troika (European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF) disagrees".

    AVGHI: "They're keeping the (institution of) Arbitration, but abolishing its decisions (salary increases decided between employer and employee organisations)".

    AVRIANI: "The scam with the structured bonds produced 'black' political money".

    CHORA: "The Turks having a free-for-all in the Aegean on the day of the black anniversary (of the Turkish invasion and occupation of the northern part of Cyprus 36 years ago)".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Low-interest loans and direct subsidies for energy-conserving 'face-lifts' of older houses and apartment buildings".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Panic in counter-terrorism police - They're looking for the next target without a compass".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Salary cuts 'on trial' - Appeals judge takes recourse in Salary Court against the government's measures".

    ESTIA: "The negative climate worsening - Some quarters are systematically recycling the misery".

    ETHNOS: "Restrictive conditions for (former prime minister) Karamanlis' right hand Yiannis Angelou over the Vatopedi scandal".

    IMERISSIA: "Everything open for banks - The government's plans with the upheavals".

    KATHIMERINI: "The changes enter the final stretch - Arrangement of OSE's debts, truck licenses and banks".

    LOGOS: "Prime minister bringing back the 'social package' of measures - Papandreou: We need more, not less, Europe".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Messages of improvement from industry, shipping".

    NIKI: "Brussels blocks Piraeus Bank and 'Czar' (finance minister George Papaconstantinou - Stop from European Commission of (Piraeus Bank's proposed) acquisition of (state's major shareholdings in) ATEbank and TT-Hellenic Postbank".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Government abolishing the (collective labor) agreements containing salary increases with legislative intervention".

    TA NEA: "Battle of the banks over deposits - The interest rates will remain high until September".

    TO VIMA: "The 'Revolutionaries' Sect' executioner kills (journalist Socrates Giolias) with 13 bullets".

    VRADYNI: "The Aegean in state of siege - Double Turkish provocation with 'Cesme' (hydrographic vessel) and 'Piri Reis' (research vessel)".


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