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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-03-18

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] ASE opening: Small decline
  • [02] Contraband cigarettes 

  • [01] ASE opening: Small decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Friday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.03 percent, standing at 1,620.03 points at 11:30 am, and turnover at 19.312 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were mixed, with the biggest gains in Commerce, up 1.11 percent; and Raw Materials, up 1.08 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Mass Media, down 1.37 percent; and Construction, down 1.20 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.27 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.63 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.47 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 36 were up, 32 were down, and 24 were unchanged.

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

    

    [02] Contraband cigarettes

    A 32-year-old foreign national was arrested in the port of Igoumenitsa on Friday after 412,240 cartons of contraband cigarettes of various brands were found in his truck.

    The contraband cigarettes were found hidden behind stacked crates of frozen spinach.

    According to authorities, the uncollected taxes from the contraband cigarettes was 1.315 billion euros.

    The shipment was destined for the Netherlands.

    Port authorities seized the contraband cigarettes as well as the truck.

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


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