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

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  • [01] Condemnation of Iranian stoning sentence
  • [02] Stocks post marginal gains

  • [01] Condemnation of Iranian stoning sentence

    (ANA-MPA) -- Six female regional general secretaries have sent a letter to the editor of the Paris daily "Liberation" expressing their condemnation over a death sentence handed down on a 43-year-old Iranian woman for alleged adultery.

    The case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has attracted international attention after a provincial court in Iran sentenced the woman to die by stoning, no less.

    [02] Stocks post marginal gains

    Stocks posted marginal gains on Friday at the Athens Stock Market, up 0.34 percent to end the market's composite index at 1,547.01 points. Turnover was a low 61.80 million euros. The weekly performance was 2.69 percent down.

    The Big Cap index increased by 0.21 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.31 pct higher and the Small Cap index was dropped slightly by 0.07 pct. Insurances (6.31) and Commerce (3.52) posted the biggest gains of the day, while Chemicals (4.90 pct) and Utilities (2.42) posted the biggest percentage losses of the day.

    Broadly, advancers surpassed decliners by 77 to 74 with another 57 issues unchanged.

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