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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-05-04

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

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  • [01] Thessaloniki 8th International Book Fair
  • [02] ASE opening: Decline 

  • [01] Thessaloniki 8th International Book Fair

    (ANA-MPA)-This year's 8th Thessaloniki International Book Fair opens on Thursday at the HELLEXPO installations, running through Sunday, with the participation of almost all of the city's cultural agencies.

    The Book Fair is part of the Culture Ministry's programme "Crossroads of Cultures", which concerns Thessaloniki exclusively, and will include a special dedication to the Middle East this year titled "When the ideas rise up".(ANA-MPA)

    Participating in the dedication, which through a "historic conjuncture" coincided with the ideological and political uprising in the countries of North Africa, are people of literature and writers from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia as well as Pakistan, Ethiopia, Turkey and others.(ANA-MPA)

    The Book Fair will host 500 publishers and firms, 190 writers from Greece and 23 other countries, 170 scheduled book presentations, an international conference on the theme "Books and Education" and the dedication to the Middle East.(ANA-MPA)

    (Photo by ANA-MPA)

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

    

    [02] ASE opening: Decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Wednesday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.29 percent, standing at 1,408.73 points at 11:15 am, and turnover at 9.064 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving mostly downward, with the biggest gains in IT, up 0.86 percent; and Commerce, up 0.69 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Insurance, down 1.69 percent; and Oil & Gas, down 1.36 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.20 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.18 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.82 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 24 were up, 27 were down, and 17 were unchanged.

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


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