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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-03-21

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] ADEX closing report
  • [02] Warehouse raids in Athens
  • [03] Stocks end 1.28% higher 

  • [01] ADEX closing report

    The March contract on the FTSE 20 index was trading at a discount of 0.62 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Monday, with turnover shrinking to 20.457 million euros. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 3,408 contracts worth 25.423 million euros, with 25,423 short positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 12,799 contracts worth 7.648 million euros, with investment interest focusing on OTEs contracts (3,097), followed by Eurobank (479), PPC (454), Piraeus Bank (919), National Bank (3,014), Alpha Bank (1,897), Mytilineos (726), Cyprus Bank (705), ATEbank (427) and Hellenic Postbank (340).

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    [02] Warehouse raids in Athens

    (ANA-MPA) -- Police on Monday reported the discovery of two warehouses filled with counterfeit brand-name clothes and watches in the downtown Athens district of Kerameikos. Both warehouses were underground basements on Akadimou Street, measuring 100 square metres and 250 square metres, respectively.

    The two warehouses were discovered during an operation begun by police and the Athens municipality on Monday morning to combat the illicit trade in pirated goods in the city's commercial centre.

    A police announcement noted that nine warehouses and one multi-storey building on Pireos Street -- now home to dozens of "ethnic" wholesale and retail outlets -- filled with fake goods have so far been discovered. The estimated value of the goods they contained exceeded 30 million euros.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo.

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    [03] Stocks end 1.28% higher

    Stocks moved higher during the first trading session of the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, following a similar pattern in other international markets. The composite index rose 1.28 pct to end at 1,614.13 points, after rising as much as 2.36 pct during the day. Buying activity focused on OTEs shares which ended 5.78 pct higher amid speculation that the government was mulling the sale of an additional 10 pct of OTEs equity stake to Deutsche Telekom. Turnover soared to 219.693 million euros.

    The Big Cap index rose 1.12 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 1.54 pct higher and the Small Cap index rose 0.33 pct. The Telecommunications (5.78 pct), Oil (2.99 pct) and Constructions (2.78 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains, while Travel (1.65 pct) and Financial Services (0.45 pct) suffered losses.

    Ellaktor (4.52 pct), Motor Oil (3.17 pct) and Hellenic Petroleum (2.89 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while OPAP (1.88 pct) and MIG (1.18 pct) were major losers. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 97 to 51 with another 59 issues unchanged. Elfico (17.86 pct), Alter (16.67 pct) and Attikat (16.67 pct) were top gainers, while Allatini Ceramics (14.29 pct), Druckfarben (9.62 pct) and Karamolegos (9.46 pct) were top losers.

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