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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-12-28

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Greece-China shipping sector cooperation expanding
  • [02] ASE opening: Decline
  • [03] Áthens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Greece-China shipping sector cooperation expanding

    ANA-MPA/Acceleration and further promotion of bilateral cooperation between Greece and China, focusing on the exchange know-how in the shipping sector, were the main points of recent seminars organised at the initiative of the maritime affairs, islands & fisheries ministry.

    The signing of a Greece-China cooperation memorandum last June led to the seminars, which were held with the participation of senior executives of leading Chinese shipping companies, and which featured lectures by academicians and senior shipping sector executives. A series of visits to the Piraeus Port Authority S.A., adjacent shipyards, the Merchant Marine Academy and shipping companies' headquarters was also included in the itinerary.ana-mpa

    Meanwhile, in a report from Beijing, the largest news agency in China and one of the largest in the world, Xinhua, on Saturday inaugurated a new on-line multimedia applications platform, featuring financial news items and economic data about the Far East economic powerhouse.

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

    [02] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.43 percent, standing at 1,398.10 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 19.405 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were mixed, with the biggest gains in Technology, up 1.79 percent; Travel and Recreation, up 1.56 percent and Health, up 1.43 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Commerce, down 4.60 percent and Construction, down 1.71 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.38 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.15 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.02 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 33 were up, 29 were down, and 22 were unchanged.

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

    [03] Áthens Newspaper Headlines

    The Tuesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Changes in the taxation system, alleged discrepancies in the armed forces fund and fuel prices surge mostly dominated the headlines on Tuesday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Sweeping changes in public sector after conclusion of civil servants' census".

    AVGHI: "Rotten policy with garbage".

    AVRIANI: "Foreign speculators' attack devastates economy".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Gas station owners accuse colleagues of profiteering".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "1 billion euros extra taxes for SMEs".

    ESTIA: "The clash with the guilds".

    ETHNOS: "Turmoil after revelation of dissolution of armed forces fund".

    IMERISSIA: "Athens Stock Exchange Market and spreads out of control".

    KATHIMERINI: "Civil servants' 'blind' transfers".

    LOGOS: "Legislations fever in government".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "The changes in taxation from new year".

    NIKI: "Prime Minister George Papandreou threatening with early elections".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The new anti-social selection result of PASOK and main opposition New Democracy's (ND) policy".

    TA NEA: "Gas station owners cheating us".

    VRADYNI: "Storm over public sector and public utilities and organisations".

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


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