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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-01-24

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Illegal migrants arrested in Ancona, returned to Greece
  • [02] FM's extends condolences over bombing at Moscow airport
  • [03] Greek bond market closing report
  • [04] Event in D.C. brings together Greek-American, Greek academics
  • [05] Stocks end 0.79% up 

  • [01] Illegal migrants arrested in Ancona, returned to Greece

    (ANA-MPA) -- Thirty six illegal migrants from third countries were returned to Greece by Italian authorities after being detected at the Adriatic port of Ancona on a ferryboat that had originated from the western Greek ports of Patras and Igoumenitsa, the Igoumenitsa port authority announced on Monday.

    The illegal migrants were returned to Greece on board the same ferryboat and were arrested upon arrival in Igoumenitsa. (ANA-MPA)

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    [02] FM's extends condolences over bombing at Moscow airport

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas on Monday extended his condolences to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov over the same-day explosion at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport, a suspected terrorist attack which left 31 people dead and more than 130 injured.

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    [03] Greek bond market closing report

    (ANA-MPA) -- The yield spread between the 10-year Greek and German benchmark bonds shrank to 797 basis points in the Greek electronic secondary bond market on Monday, with the Greek bond yielding 11.12 pct and the German Bund 3.15 pct. Turnover in the market was a low 29 million euros, of which 13 million were buy orders and the remaining 16 million euros were sell orders.

    The 30-year benchmark bond was the most heavily traded security with a turnover of 12 million euros.

    In interbank markets, interest rates were largely unchanged. The 12-month rate was 1.55 pct, the six-month rate 1.25 pct, the three-month rate 1.01 pct and the one-month rate 0.78 pct.

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    [04] Event in D.C. brings together Greek-American, Greek academics

    WASHINGTON (ANA-MPA) -- The Greek embassy here this month hosted an inaugural event bringing together several rectors of major universities in Greece and Greek-Americans who hold similar positions at US universities -- such as chancellors, deans and provosts -- for a conference sponsored by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

    The event was organised by the embassy of Greece and hosted at Georgetown University.

    Distinguished Greek-American academicians and university administrators hailed from some of America's finest higher education institutions, including USC-Davis, the University of South Carolina, Harvard, Columbia, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, George Washington, Maryland, Temple, Fairfield and Chapman, and the Stevens Institute of Technology.

    Conference participants expressed an interest and desire for a tangible and appropriate continuation of future cooperation between US and Greek universities, initially through small and realistic steps. Emerging as the most realistic potential areas of collaboration, in the initial phase, are student exchanges (with an emphasis on graduate studies and research), faculty exchanges during sabbaticals, the development of summer programmes in Greek universities for US students, joint study programmes and the inclusion of Greek institutions of higher learning in the international and global programme ambitions of US universities.

    The most tangible result of the conference was the decision by Greek-American academics to establish a non-profit organization, whose mission, among others, is to provide a structure for the enhancement of cooperation between the two sides; create a website in order to maintain and further develop networking, where interested parties can exchange ideas and views, as well as inform each other on programs and events of mutual interest; establish a fund in the United States and to conduct fund-raising for the financing of joint projects, which would otherwise not materialise.

    "This initiative ... aims at a more comprehensive, systematic and coordinated effort, with long-term prospects, that will benefit both sides," said Greek ambassador to the United States, Vassilis Kaskarelis, adding:

    "On the one hand, Greek universities have much to gain in sectors such as know-how, the search for alternative methods and approaches during periods of crisis, research projects and student exchanges. On the other hand, the potential of Greeces academic and scientific community can provide valuable human capital. Furthermore, in this era of globalisation, Greece's gateway geographic location can provide American educational and research institutions an alternative base to expand their activities to the Middle East and the western Balkans."

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    [05] Stocks end 0.79% up

    Stocks resumed their upward trend at the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, after Fridays mild correction, reaffirming the markets positive momentum. The composite index of the market rose 0.79 pct to end at 1,548.65 points, after rising as much as 1.58 pct during the say. Turnover, however, fell to a disappointing 106.681 million euros.

    The Big Cap index rose 0.84 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.35 pct lower and the Small Cap index edged 0.05 pct higher. Eurobank (3.94 pct), Alpha Bank (3.66 pct), Hellenic Postbank (3.86 pct) and Motor Oil (3.29 pct) were top gainers among blue chips, while Jumbo (4.21 pct), Marfin Popular Bank (3.57 pct) and MIG (2.78 pct) were top losers.

    The Media (8.97 pct), Chemicals (2.61 pct) and Travel (2.56 pct) sectors scored gains, while Technology (2.58 pct) and Personal Products (2.01 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 106 to 74 with another 48 issues unchanged. Imperio (19.23 pct), Mihaniki (18.52 pct) and Lambrakis Press (15.56 pct) were top gainers, while Altec (12.5 pct), Edrasi (11.11 pct) and Xylemporia (10.71 pct) were top losers.

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