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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-09-17

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

  • [01] Skaramangas Shipyards

    An agreement has been reached on Thursday between the Greek government, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Abu Dhabi Mar on the transfer of shares of the Skaramangas Shipyards and the building of two submarines for the Navy.

    Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos termed the agreement a "new page for the Navy, the Skaramangas Shipyards and the entire Greek shipbuilding and repairs sector."

    Venizelos further said that tough and arduous negotiations, that were led many times to a marginal point, were held and stressed that the government will not be making any new order for submarines.

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    [02] 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 0.89 percent, standing at 1,549.54 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 8.556 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Technology, up 3.21 percent; Travel and Recreation, up 1.46 percent and Banks, up 1.03 percent.

    The only losses were in Media, down 2.57 percent; and Industrial Products, down 0.12 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.95 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.54 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.17 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 38 were up, 14 were down, and 26 were unchanged.

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    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Friday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The economy and unemployment rate, the Vatopedi monastery land swap inquiry in parliament, and cutbacks in public hospitals' spending mostly dominated the headlines on Friday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Bureaucracy sends away the investments'.

    APOGEVMATINI: "Government dismantles whatever is left standing in the ailing public Health sector".

    AVGHI: "Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras states in Thessaloniki: Ballot must send the message of reversal".

    AVRIANI: "Ruling PASOK and LAOS leader George Karatzaferis setting up filthy provocation 'memorandum' to implicate (ND former prime minister) Karamanlis in order to create problems for (ND leader) Samaras in view of his TIF address (on Saturday)".

    CHORA: "Unemployment rates nightmarish".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Prime Minister and ministers clash on the economy".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Hour of responsibility for Costas Karamanlis'.

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The IMF's chief inspector in the Troika, Poul Thomsen, confesses: The recipe for Greece was wrong".

    ESTIA: "Yes to Memorandum, no to taxes".

    ETHNOS: "20 percent cutbacks in hospitals' expenses - Health Minister Andreas Loverdos orders immediate curtailments".

    IMERISSIA: "Troika's new double test for economy and banks".

    KATHIMERINI: "Unemployment skyrockets".

    LOGOS: "The number of unemployed is 600,000 and rising".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Penalties for EU member countries with fiscal deviation- Greece supports EU plans".

    NIKI: "Controlled bankruptcy scenarios return".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "KNE-ODIGITIS (Communist party of Greece youth organisation) 36th Festival opened on Thursday".

    TA NEA: "Hellenic Railway Organisation (OSE): The great train robbery - Who are looting OSE's huge wealth and how".

    TO VIMA: "State must collect 26 billion euros in four months ".

    VRADYNI: "Unemployment rate among youth shocking".

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