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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-04-12

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

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  • [01] European Council president Rompuy in Athens
  • [02] 'Fearless Horsemen' initiative promotes love for nature
  • [03] ASE opening: Rise 

  • [01] European Council president Rompuy in Athens

    European Council president Herman van Rompuy is currently in Athens, for talks with President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias, prime minister George Papandreou, and main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras throughout Tuesday.

    The EU chief and Greek prime minister will make joint statements after their meeting.

    More specifically Rompuy is due to be received by President Papoulias shortly before noon at the Presidential Mansion.

    He will then hold talks with Papandreou at 13:30, which will be followed by joint statements.

    Rompuy will meet with Samaras in the afternoon.

    He will further deliver an address in Athens on Tuesday afternoon at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy on the theme "Greece and Europe: Building the future in difficult times".

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

    

    [02] 'Fearless Horsemen' initiative promotes love for nature

    Members of the "Fearless Horsemen Club", in Katerini, northern Greece, launched a 420-km-long journey to the western city of Messolonghi on Saturday within the framework of an initiative promoting love for nature and horses, which is being held for the fifth consecutive year.

    The riders and their horses are expected to reach their destination on Sunday after crossing Elassona, Varkadona, Agrafa and Karpenissi.

    (Photo: ANA-MPA)

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

    

    [03] ASE opening: Rise

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trade on Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index up 1.10 percent, standing at 1,508.28 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 21.350 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly upward, with the biggest gains in Health, up 1.90 percent; Construction, up 1.78 percent; and Public Utilities, up 1.24 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Oil & Gas, down 0.75 percent; and Commerce, down 0.59 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 1.46 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.03 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.20 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 33 were up, 19 were down, and 23 were unchanged.

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


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