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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-03-16

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  • [01] New Hellenic Motor Museum debuts in Athens
  • [02] ASE opening: Big rise
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines ´╗┐

  • [01] New Hellenic Motor Museum debuts in Athens

    (ANA-MPA) -- Car aficionados visit the newly opened Hellenic Motor Museum ( in downtown Athens on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

    The museum, part of the Theodore Charagionis Foundation, hosts 110 antique and top-of-the-line models, with the oldest vehicle on display being a 1895 Hungarian-made fire engine and the newest a 1980 Ferrari 308 GTS.

    Vehicles covering a period of more than a century are on display at Greece's first Motor Museum. (ANA-MPA)

    The recently-inaugurated Museum, located on the top level of the three-storey Athenian Capitol multi-purpose cultural, commercial and recreational facility, features a 1895 fire pump, the oldest exhibit on display, while other highlights include cars belonging to historical figures of the arts and politics, some of which were acquired through international auctions over the last three decades. (ANA-MPA)

    The Athenian Capitol mall, which also contains a conference center, a 3D cinema, some 30 shops, and 10 restaurants and cafes, as well as an 8-storey underground garage with a capacity of 800 cars, is a 45 million euro investment by the Charagionis Group is expected to attract more than three million visitors annually. (ANA-MPA)

    All the Museum's exhibits are from the private collection of Group founder Theodoros Charagionis, which currently numbers 292 vehicles. (ANA-MPA)

    Initially, 111 of the vehicles are on display in the alternating exhibition. They will be replaced by 100-120 other vehicles next year, and by the remaining vehicles of the collection the following year. (ANA-MPA)

    The Museum also plans to host parallel theme exhibitions such as racing cars, and exhibits dedicated to vehicles originating from different industries, such as Ferrari, or different countries, such as Italy.(ANA-MPA)

    Among the current exhibits are actor Paul Newman's Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing, legendary Led Zeppelin rock group frontsman Robert Plant's 1959 Chrysler ╔mperial, Formula 1 driver Lorenzo Bandini's personal 1953 Lancia Aurelia with its Gucci-designed interior, as well as cars that belonged to dukes, barons and members of the House of Lords.(ANA-MPA)

    A special road safety program for children will also be running at the Museum on weekdays, specialised for a variety of age groups.(ANA-MPA)

    Another attraction is a Formula 1 simulator, while the Museum Shop offers a host of collector-item memorabilia.(ANA-MPA)

    The Vehicle Museum, situated at the corner of Patission and Triti Septemvriou street, is open to the public from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.(ANA-MPA)


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    [02] ASE opening: Big 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 2.10 percent, standing at 1,624.24 points at 11:00 am, and turnover at 23.29 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving upward across the board, with the biggest gains in Banks, up 2.82 percent; Financial Services, up 2.72 percent; and Raw Materials, up 2.63 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 2.29 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 1.81 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 1.98 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 69 were up, 10 were down, and 13 were unchanged.

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    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The nuclear threat in Japan and economic issues were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Wednesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The crisis also raised the price of the 'envelopes' (go fast 'gifts' to employees at public services, hospitals)".

    AVGHI: "Deficit out of control, skyrockets to 10.3 percent in 2010 against initial target of 8.1 percent".

    AVRIANI: "The myth of the Japanese miracle collapses".

    DIMOKRATIA: "New harsh taxes".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Corruption reigning in hospitals, Tax Bureau offices".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Electronic vise for those who owe to the state".

    ESTIA: "Incompetent collectors (of state revenues)".

    ETHNOS: "Voluntary exodus (early retirement) for 75,000 civil servants".

    IMERISSIA: "First package (of state property privatisations) with DEPA, lottery and Athens International Airport".

    KATHIMERINI: "Nuclear terror over Tokyo".

    LOGOS: "The first targets of the denationalisations".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Exploitation of state properties via banks".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "The people must reverse the Memorandum of the monopolies".

    TA NEA: "School mergers - The changes for the teachers".

    VRADYNI: "Debts, business shut-downs and unemployment hit red".

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