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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-02-16

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  • [01] Mass transit bill ratified
  • [02] ASE opening: Rise
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines 

  • [01] Mass transit bill ratified

    (-PA) -- A transport ministry bill for restructuring urban transports in the greater Athens area was ratified in Parliament just after midnight early Wednesday morning after heated debate between government and opposition parties.

    The bill, which prompted more than a month of strikes and work stoppages by mass transit employees, was passed with the votes of the ruling PASOK deputies and independent MP Dora Bakoyannis, a former main opposition New Democracy (ND) minister.

    Earlier, public transport employees gathered outside Parliament in central Syntagma Square from the early afternoon to demonstrate against the bill.

    us drivers went ahead, however, with a four-hour work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

    More details on the subscriber's page of ANA-MPA | Subscription request form


    [02] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 0.54 percent, standing at 1,629.34 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 29.739 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Financial Services, up 2.00 percent; and Technology, up 1.82 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Personal Products, down 1.48 percent; and Oil & Gas, down 0.91 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.53 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 1.23 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.23 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 44 were up, 22 were down, and 23 were unchanged.

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    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Economic issues and the Bank of Greece's monetary report were the main front-page items in Athens' newspapers on Wednesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Salvation proposals by Bank of Greece".

    AVGHI: "Wild recession".

    AVRIANI: "Farewell and...happy bankruptcy - Early general elections".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Ministers running to save themselves from the citizens".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "They 'implanted' the H1N2 virus in the seasonal flu vaccinations".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Reductions in the Armed Forces benefits".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Electricity from Turkey for Greek islands - Troika demand for deregulation of energy market".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Children in wooden 'cages' with only a mattress".

    ESTIA: "Growth being undermined".

    ETHNOS: "Unrest in PASOK over the sell-offs".

    IMERISSIA: "Recession at terrifying -6.6 percent, salaries -9 percent, unemployment at 12.5 percent".

    KATHIMERINI: "Recession, without exit plan".

    LOGOS: "Prohibition of sale of public land, with legislation".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Greek economy 'sinking' into recession".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The people being brought to their knees, the popular movement being crushed".

    TA NEA: "The 'family silver' on a...slow track".

    VRADYNI: "This is where the money went, Mr. Prime Minister - Even the most incredible NGOs were financed by foreign ministry funds when the foreign minister was...George Papandreou".

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