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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-11-18

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

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  • [01] Annual Leonid meteor shower peaks in Friday's predawn skies
  • [02] ASE opening: Rise

  • [01] Annual Leonid meteor shower peaks in Friday's predawn skies

    ANA-MPA/Inhabitants all over the planet, including Greece, will be treated to a cosmic fireworks display put on by shooting stars, as the annual Leonid meteor shower peaks in the first hours of Friday just before dawn.

    The Leonids, the most spectacular of the meteor showers, grace the night skies in November each year.

    The best time to view the meteor shower is in the last hours before dawn, after the moon has set and as the constellation Leo, from where the meteors appear to emanate, is at its peak in the southeastern sky.

    The Leonids are the cosmic debris from the Tempel-Tuttle comet. The tiny comet particles orbit the sun in a direction opposite that of the Earth. As a result, they hit Earth's atmosphere at exceptionally high speeds of some 72 kilometers per second, resulting in very swift streaks of light, some of which leave persistent trails in their wake lasting for several seconds.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form

    [02] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 1.83 percent, standing at 1,491.51 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 17.610 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upwards, with the biggest gains in Telecoms, up 4.00 percent; and Raw Materials, up 2.74 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Chemicals, down 2.93 percent and Travel and Recreation, down 0.31 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.96 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 1.49 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.23 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 54 were up, 15 were down, and 17 were unchanged.

    More details on the subscriber's page of APE-MPE | Subscription request form


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