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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-08-23

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  • [01] Bank deposits drop in June
  • [02] Archaeological sites open for August full moon
  • [03] Hostage situation ends
  • [04] Stocks reverse slide

  • [01] Bank deposits drop in June

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    [02] Archaeological sites open for August full moon

    (ANA-MPA) -- More than 90 archaeological sites around the country will remain open on Tuesday during the evening hours on the occasion of August's full moon, the last of the summer.

    The New Acropolis Museum, the Acropolis itself, the Cape Sounion site and the National Archaeological Museum in downtown Athens will remain open to the public, a more-or-less summer tradition over the past few years that was, nevertheless, threatened with cancellation this year to a disagreement between the relevant culture ministry and staff at the archaeological sites over extra pay.

    The difference was finally settled with a compromise, allowing for the sites to remain open on Tuesday night.

    According to the union representing archaeological sites' guards, extra overtime pay will be donated to the children's advocacy NGO "Hamogelo tou Pediou" (A Child's Smile).

    Caption: A file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009, shows a full moon illuminating the ancient Nemea archaeological site in the northeast Peloponnese during a classical music concert at the site. ANA-MPA / V. PSOMAS.

    [03] Hostage situation ends

    (ANA-MPA) -- A hostage situation at the port of Piraeus was concluded without incident on Monday after a botched bank robbery at the same branch. A lone gunman surrendered to police in the early afternoon, while no injuries were reported amongst the hostages, the gunman or his two accomplices, who were arrested earlier.

    According to reports, two out of three armed robbers were nabbed outside the bank. However, the third suspect, carrying a handgun and grenade, remained in the bank with four hostages.

    Police said two of the arrested men are ethnic Greeks from the former Soviet Union, while the third is a foreign national.

    [04] Stocks reverse slide

    Stocks on Monday reversed a three-session slide -- of roughly 5 percent -- at the Athens Stock Exchange, with the market's composite index up 0.57 percent to end at 1,598.88 points, with turnover still a low 51.55 million euros.

    The Big Cap index jumped 0.81 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.05 pct higher and the Small Cap index fell 0.98 pct. Industrial products (1.66 pct) and Telecoms (1.56 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Insurances (2.89 pct) and Commerce (2.14 pct) suffered the biggest losses.

    Broadly, advancers trailed decliners by 59 to 95 with another 41 issues unchanged.

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