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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (PM), 00-08-09

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] President Clerides - US Ambassador
  • [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [03] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [04] Cyprus - Tourism and Travel Statistics
  • [05] Overseas Cypriots - Cyprus problem - Letters

  • 1450:CYPPRESS:01

    [01]

    President Clerides - US Ambassador

    Nicosia, Aug 9 (CNA) -- US Ambassador in Nicosia Donald Bandler believes there is much preparatory work to be done between now and the resumption of the UN-led Cyprus proximity talks in early September, in New York, and has assured that the US is determined to continue working and make a success out of this process.

    Ambassador Bandler said the US effort will focus on all core issues, which are interelated, and dismissed press suggestions that Washington focuses on territory, adding that a comprehensive settlement needs to be negotiated.

    CNA MM/MA/2000
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1535:CYPPRESS:02

    [02]

    Cyprus Stock Exchange

    Nicosia, Aug 9 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows:

    CSE General Index                         372.60 ( 1.88)
    Traded Value            CYP 15,664,084
    
    Sectural Indices
    
    Banks                   CYP  1,624,431    483.85  ( 1.61)
    Approved Investment
    Companies               CYP  1,548,303    261.03  ( 2.62)
    Insurance Companies     CYP    746,264    230.61  ( 3.45)
    Manufacturing Companies CYP  1,928,156    125.84  ( 3.39)
    Tourism Companies       CYP    813,942    293.60  ( 1.50)
    Trading Companies       CYP  1,519,327    124.26  ( 2.08)
    Other Companies         CYP  7,006,035    385.51  ( 1.87)
    Offshore Companies                        105.00  ( 0.00)
    
    The third column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    CNA/MCH/2000

    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1610:CYPPRESS:03

    [03]

    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    Nicosia, Aug 9 (CNA) -- Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are:

    Temperatures (degrees Celcius)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Station               Maximum     Minimum       Weather
                                            (At 1200 UTC)
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Nicosia                  35         22             FINE
    Larnaca                  33         23             FINE
    Limassol                 35         23             FINE
    Paphos                   30         19             FINE
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    

    CNA/RG/2000

    1755:CYPPRESS:04

    [04] Cyprus - Tourism and Travel Statistics

    Nicosia, Aug 9 (CNA) - In June 2000 the number of arrivals in Cyprus, covering all categories of travellers, reached 379.000 recording an increase of 15,2 percent, compared to the corresponding month last year, while for the period January-June 2000 arrivals of travellers reached 1.449.721, compared to 1.265.011 during the same period last year, recording an increase of 14,6 percent.

    According to the Statistical Service of the Republic, the main countries of tourist arrivals in June 2000 were the United Kingdom with 51,6 percent, Germany with 7,3, Sweden with 6,1, Russia with 5,1, Greece and Norway with 3,0 each, and Switzerland with 2,3 percent.

    CNA/RG/MCH/2000

    1815:CYPPRESS:05

    [05] Overseas Cypriots - Cyprus problem - Letters

    Nicosia, Aug 9 (CNA) - Leaders of overseas Greeks organisations have sent letters to US President Bill Clinton and the US Permanent Representative to the UN Richard Holbrooke, urging them to utilise every opportunity for a solution to the Cyprus problem, before they leave office.

    In their letters, the leaders note that Cyprus' European Union accession course is "the single most important positive development" for Cyprus since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied the northern third of the island, and creates "a profound new dynamic to the Cyprus problem".

    CNA/RG/MCH/2000 CNA ENDS


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