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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 00-01-31

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  • [01] UN-Proximity talks - Second round begins
  • [02] Proximity talks open
  • [03] Accident - Six dead
  • [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

  • 0930:CYPPRESS 01

    [01] UN-Proximity talks - Second round begins

    By Maria Myles

    Geneva, Jan 31 (CNA) - The second round of UN-led proximity talks begin today with separate meetings of President Glafcos Clerides and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash with the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and his Special Adviser for Cyprus A lvaro de Soto.

    The UN chief will meet Clerides at 0930 local time and Denktash at 1230. Both meetings will take place at UN Headquarters in Geneva. Meanwhile, US high ranking officials seem encouraged and have expressed satisfaction that the protagonists of the talks are both back on stage and ready to continue the proximity talks.

    CNA MM/MCH/GP/2000

    [02] Proximity talks open

    By Maria Myles

    Geneva, Jan 31 (CNA) - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan today went into detail on the core aspects of the Cyprus problem in an hour-long meeting here today with President Glafcos Clerides, with which a second round of proximity talks got underway.

    Annan and his special advisor for Cyprus Alvaro de Soto are now meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash, to go into depth on the issues discussed in the first round of proximity talks that took place in New York in December. MM/MCH/MA/GP/2000


    [03] Accident - Six dead

    Nicosia, Jan 31 (CNA) - Six people were killed and 27 were injured when a minibus crashed into a cement protective wall at a steep curve on the Platres-Moniatis road.

    The accident occured yesterday afternoon, as the bus with 35 passengers on board from the Philippines and Sri Lanka was returning from a day-trip to Troodos mountains. The passengers, in their majority women are employed in Larnaca as housekeepers. Among the dead are four women, a man and a three-year old boy of a Cypriot father and a Philippino mother. Three people escaped with no injuries. CNA/FZ/MCH/GP/2000


    [04] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Jan 31 CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:
          CSE General Index                         566.36 (-5.02)
          Traded Value            CYP 16,542,292
          Sectural Indices
          Banks                   CYP 5,128,295     674.25 ( -2.64)
          Approved Investment
          Companies               CYP 1,472,809     467.43 ( -9.05)
          Insurance Companies     CYP   991,550     313.99 ( -8.95)
          Manufacturing Companies CYP   537.421     182.43 ( -8.85)
          Tourism Companies       CYP 1,499,505     495.41 (-10.77)
          Trading Companies       CYP 1,503,119     229.23 ( -9.15)
          Other Companies         CYP 4,592,314     655.70 ( -6.74)
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA MA/2000
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