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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 98-12-16

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  • [01] Foreign trade statistics
  • [02] Limassol - Murder - Aeroporos
  • [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

  • 1130:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Foreign trade statistics

    Nicosia, Dec 16 (CNA) -- Total imports and exports decreased during the period January to October 1998 compared to the same period in 1997.

    According to Foreign Trade statistics published by the Department of Statistics and Research, total imports valued at 1.565,5 million Cyprus pounds (one Cyprus pound is about two US dollars) while during the same period in 1997 they were 1.592,1 million.

    On the other hand total exports decreased to 475,3 m. pounds, in relation to 542,6 m. pounds in 1997.

    As a result, trade deficit reached 1.090,2 compared with 1.049,5 in January to October 1997.

    The amount of goods supplied by European Union countries increased to 845,6 m. pounds or 54 per cent, compared to 743,1 or 46,7 per cent, in 1997.

    At the same time EU countries absorbed 97,5 m. pounds or 53,8 per cent of Cyprus domestic exports, compared with 57,2 per cent in 1997, while exports to the Arab countries increased from 23,7 per cent or 47,6 m. pounds to 26,3 per cent.

    CNA MCH/GP/1998

    [02] Limassol - Murder - Aeroporos

    Nicosia, Dec 16 (CNA) -- A 35-year old man who had been acquitted earlier this year by a court of attempting to kill a gambling club owner was murdered this morning in the southern coastal town of Limassol.

    A Police Headquarters spokesman confirmed that Chambis Aeroporos was murdered at around 1130 am local time (0930 GMT).

    He was not in a position to give more details as police investigators were at the scene.

    Chambis was critically wounded during a murder attempt against him on June 17, 1995.

    His brother Andros was murdered on July 31, 1998.

    CNA MA/GP/1998

    [03] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Dec 16 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
          CSE General Index                          90.49 ( 0.02)
          Traded Value            CYP 1,247,236
          Sectural Indices
          Banks                   CYP   557,889     105.68 (-0.14)
          Approved Investment
          Companies               CYP    44,969      59.53 ( 0.24)
          Insurance Companies     CYP   350,726      67.43 ( 1.67)
          Manufacturing Companies CYP    43,447      86.34 (-0.55)
          Tourism Companies       CYP    35,841      67.02 (-0.01)
          Trading Companies       CYP    49,641      41.88 (-0.45)
          Other Companies         CYP    27,490      82.32 ( 0.29)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA MM/1998
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