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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-08-16

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] Netanyahu in Athens
  • [02] ASE opening: Small decline
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Netanyahu in Athens

    (ANA-MPA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Athens on Monday for a two-day official visit, following Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's visit to Israel in late July.

    The trip marks the first official visit of an Israeli premier to Greece

    Papandreou will receive Netanyahu at the Maximos Mansion government house in Athens .

    Talks are expected to focus on bilateral relations and the Middle East issue.

    [02] ASE opening: Small decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.15 percent, standing at 1,623.54 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 6.4 million euros.

    The biggest gains were in Banks up 0.97 percent; and Commerce, up 0.67 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Food and Beverages, down 0.48 percent; and Financial Services, down 1.42 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.46 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.06 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.03 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 27 were up, 14 were down, and 9 were unchanged.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    he Monday edition of Athens ' dailies at a glance

    Market conditions and economic policy, the issue of so-called "closed professions" issue and a landmark liturgy at the Panaghia Soumela Monastery in Trabzon province mostly dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens ' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Market frozen despite summer sales season".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Guide for the in public and private sector".

    AVRIANI: "Storm over Church of Greece 's property sell-off - New evidence on Archdiocese's deals with shipowners".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Declaration of wealth for all".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Ten changes in electoral law".

    ESTIA: "State hinders development".

    ETHNOS: "7,000 civil servants transferred - Transfers in autumn in prefectures, municipalities".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "The five economic policy priorities - Revenues, mergers, state utilities, closed professions and social package".

    TA NEA: "Confiscations for debts to state - FinMin's plan to collect 26.4 billion euros".

    VRADYNI: "Memorandum ravages market and society - 'Troika's' recipe leads to impasse".

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