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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-09-27

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] ND calls for end of truckers' mobilisations
  • [02] Portuguese cruiseship in Piraeus
  • [03] Stocks end 1.18% down

  • [01] ND calls for end of truckers' mobilisations

    (ANA-MPA) -- Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras on Monday appealed to truck owners to suspend their mobilisations and, at the same time, called on the prime minister to extend the transitional period for implementation of legislation liberalising the road freight transport sector.

    Samaras made the appeal in response to the problems created in the supply of market as a result of the ongoing mobilisations. (ANA-MPA)

    He stressed that "reason should prevail to both sides of the conflict because the market has reached its limits and will not be able to withstand the current situation much longer." (ANA-MPA)

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    [02] Portuguese cruiseship in Piraeus

    (-PA) -- The Portuguese-flagged cruise ship "Grand Celebrity", which sailed into the port of Piraeus on Monday morning, is the first such vessel to dock at the Xaveriou terminal, a development that coincided with World Tourism Day.

    The Grand Celebrity hosts roughly 1,600 passengers and crew. (-PA)

    In welcoming the vessel, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Giorgos Nikitiadis noted that tourist arrivals in 2010 were not reduced compared to 2009 but on the contrary, (-PA) showed a slight increase, in spite of the difficulties plaguing the country and earlier pessimistic predictions. (-PA)

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo.

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    [03] Stocks end 1.18% down

    Stocks ended lower at the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, with the composite index of the market falling below the 1,500 level. The index fell 1.18 pct to end at 1,496.33 points, after rising as much as 1.7 pct during the session. Turnover was a low 89.603 million euros.

    The Big Cap index fell 1.63 pct, the Mid Cap index eased 0.62 pct and the Small Cap index ended 0.65 pct lower. Travel (1.59 pct) and Oil (1.46 pct) scored gains, while Banks (2.99 pct) and Media (2.19 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 101 to 54 with another 69 issues unchanged. Perseus (16.67 pct), Paperpack (15.63 pct) and Edrasi (11.11 pct) were top gainers, while NEL (20 pct), Altec (10 pct) and Tegopoulos (10 pct) were top losers.

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