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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-08-27

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  • [01] ASE opening: Rise
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.68 percent, standing at 1,552.23 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 11.613 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upward, with the biggest gains in Financial Services, up 2.12 percent; and Banks, up 1.39 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Oil, down 0.65 percent and Public Utilities, down 0.58 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.74 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.42 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.61 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 41 were up, 19 were down, and 16 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens ' newspapers at a glance

    EU kudos on the course of the Greek economy and the fiscal adjustment, union reactions against the memorandum, changes in banking system and sweeping reforms in the education sector in the future mostly dominated the headlines on Friday in Athens ' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Coterie of advisors hired by premier's office - ND criticises Prime Minister George Papandreou".

    APOGEVMATINI: "28,385 sudden hirings of school teachers".

    AVGHI: "Government calls the cutbacks in social spending a 'social'."

    AVRIANI: "Troika's loan-shark gang devastates Greek enterprises".

    ETHNOS: "Closures and mergers of (tertiary) technological institutes".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Money does exist for foreign advisors and ruling party's friends - Greatest provocation amid period when salaries and pensions are being cut".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "A massive casino to collect money - Government legalises slot machines, web poker, roulettes and horse races".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "How Greeks see condition of the economy: 98 percent respond: Black".

    ESTIA: "The bad side of Greeks' nature".

    KATHIMERINI: "Agony over the recession despite EC's kudos - Taxation at the epicentre".

    LOGOS: "State revenues puzzle ÔŽ Finance Ministry".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Changes in banking system underway".

    NIKI: "Rumours over Greece's bankruptcy return".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "People must not pay plutocracy's debts".

    TA NEA: "Ten changes in university entry exams".

    TO VIMA: "Government will legalise gambling in order to collect 700 million euros".

    VRADYNI: "They're killing us - Research shows heightened cancer rates in Asopos River region".

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