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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-01-12

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] ADEX closing report
  • [02] Tax bureau head arrested on felony drugs, weapons possession
  • [03] Stocks soar 5.02% on Wed.

  • [01] ADEX closing report

    (ANA-MPA) -- The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at -0.83 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday, with turnover rising to 71.193 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 18,177 contracts, worth 59.140 million euros, with 37,885 short positions in the market.

    Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 26,836 contracts, worth 12.053 million euros, with investment interest focusing on National Bankās contracts (8,287), followed by Eurobank (2,509), OTE (1,775), PPC (991), Piraeus Bank (2,149), Alpha Bank (1,716), Mytilineos (1,657) and Hellenic Postbank (820).

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

    [02] Tax bureau head arrested on felony drugs, weapons possession

    (ANA-MPA) -- The head of the local tax bureau in the western Greece town of Amfilohia was arrested on felony drugs and illegal arms possession charges, police announced on Wednesday.

    The 53-year-old reportedly generated increased attention by authorities due to his lavish lifestyle, reports state. On Tuesday, he was spotted in the northern Peloponnese city of Egio driving one of a luxury SUV. A search of the man's vehicle allegedly turned up 51 grams of cocaine.

    A subsequent search of his residence revealed a number of weapons, including a pistol, an assault rifle and a submachine gun.

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

    [03] Stocks soar 5.02% on Wed.

    Stocks soared at the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pushed higher by a positive climate prevailing in European markets on expectations that European leaders will take decisions to resolve the debt crisis, a development that led to a successful auction of state bonds in Portugal and a significant decrease in Greek bond yields.

    The composite index of the market jumped 5.02 pct to end at 1,438.03 points, with turnover rising to 130.731 million euros.

    The Big Cap index rose 5.95 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 2.74 pct higher and the Small Cap index ended 3.48 pct up. Cyprus Bank (14.66 pct), Hellenic Postbank (9.47 pct), Viohalco (8.93 pct), National Bank (7.88 pct) and Piraeus Bank (7.55 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while the Banks (8.12 pct) and Raw Materials (6.04 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day. The Health sector was the only one to end lower (1.21 pct). Broadly, advancers led decliners by 138 to 35 with another 48 issues unchanged.

    Spider (17.65 pct), Cyprus Bank (14.66 pct), Mohlos (11.11 pct) and Progressive (10.53 pct) were top gainers, while Pairis (20 pct), Edrasi (12.5 pct) and Nutriart (9.09 pct) were top losers.

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