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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 04-07-09

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] Olympic torch continues journey around Cyprus
  • [02] US welcome EU package for Turkish Cypriots
  • [03] Paralimni and Famagusta people welcome the Olympic Torch
  • [04] Athens 2004 President in Cyprus to accompany Olympic Flame back home
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Cyprus Government wants best compromise on EU regulation
  • [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [08] Olympic Torch leaves Cyprus
  • [09] Key official interest rates remain unchanged
  • [10] Ghana's Ambassador expresses wish for Cyprus’ unification soon
  • [11] Cyprus President signs Olympic Truce Book

  • [01] Olympic torch continues journey around Cyprus

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    Olympic torch continues journey around Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jul 9 (CNA) The Olympic flame will continue today its journey around Cyprus, the final stop of the relay before it returns this afternoon to its homeland, Greece.

    [02] US welcome EU package for Turkish Cypriots

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    US welcome EU package for Turkish Cypriots

    by Demetris Apokis

    Washington, Jul 9 (CNA) --- US State Department welcomed yesterday a package of measures adopted by the European Commission regarding financial assistance to the Turkish Cypriots and direct trade with them.

    [03] Paralimni and Famagusta people welcome the Olympic Torch

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    Paralimni and Famagusta people welcome the Olympic Torch

    Nicosia, Jul 9 (CNA) -- People of Paralimni and Famagusta district, on the east of Cyprus, welcomed warmly today the Olympic Torch at a special ceremony at Saint George's Square in Paralimni, in the presence of the local authorities and other officials.

    Twelve priestesses dressed in white and blue danced in honour of the Torch while the Paralimni Municipality band played the Olympic Anthem with the crowd that thronged the square bursting into a sponteneous applaud.

    [04] Athens 2004 President in Cyprus to accompany Olympic Flame back home

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    Athens 2004 President in Cyprus to accompany Olympic Flame back home

    Larnaca, Jul 9 (CNA) President of the Athens 2004 Organising Committee Yianna Angelopoulou Daskalaki arrived in Cyprus here Friday to accompany the Olympic Torch to Crete, for the second leg of the Greek Torch Relay.

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jul 9 (CNA) - The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: CSE General Index 73,36 ( 0,08) Traded Value CYP 303.306 FTSE/CYSE 20 CYP 206.515 324,41 ( 0,02) FTSE Med 100 6.309,61 (-0,30) Sectoral Indices Banks CYP 184.502 94,38 ( 0,02) Approved Investment Companies CYP 14.968 72,51 ( 0,83) Insurance Companies CYP 3.670 11,23 (-0,53) Manufacturing Companies CYP 3.306 46,81 ( 0,02) Tourism Companies CYP 2.329 45,66 (-0,87) Trading Companies CYP 17.424 20,52 (-0,24) Building and Cement Companies CYP 12.815 61,61 (-0,87) Énformation Technology Companies CYP 1.340 2,33 ( 0,00) Financial Services Companies CYP 6.276 6,93 (-0,14) Fish Culture Companies CYP 28.066 11,41 ( 1,88) Hotels CYP 9.132 25,67 ( 2,89) Other Companies CYP 18.195 60,19 (-0,03) * The third column presents the percentage variation of

    [06] Cyprus Government wants best compromise on EU regulation

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    Cyprus Government wants best compromise on EU regulation

    Nicosia, Jul 9 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government wants to reach the best possible compromise with the European Commission with regard to a Commission proposal on direct trade between Brussels and Cyprus' Turkish-ccupied areas. The government wants to find a compromise on the basis of its own proposals to the Commission on the matter.

    [07] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jul 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 38 20 FINE Larnaca 31 22 FINE Limassol 33 22 HAZY Paphos 31 22 FINE

    [08] Olympic Torch leaves Cyprus

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    Olympic Torch leaves Cyprus

    Larnaca, Jul 9 (CNA) -- The Olympic Torch left Cyprus at 1615 local time for Crete, after its two-day stay in Cyprus where it traveled to all the free towns of Cyprus.

    Athens 2004 President Gianna Angelopoulou-Daskalaki who arrived here today to escort the Olympic Torch back to its homeland, Greece, expressed satisfaction with the welcoming of the Torch by Cypriots.

    [09] Key official interest rates remain unchanged

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    Key official interest rates remain unchanged

    Nicosia, Jul 9 (CNA) -- The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided today to maintain unchanged the key official interest rates of the Central Bank, that is the interest rates on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility, at 5.5% and 3.5% respectively.

    Announcing the decision, Central Bank Governor Christodoulos Christodoulou said the public deficit rate is the most important problem which the Cyprus economy is facing which resulted with Cyprus' participation in the Excessive Deficit Procedure.''

    [10] Ghana's Ambassador expresses wish for Cyprus’ unification soon

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    Ghana's Ambassador expresses wish for Cyprus unification soon

    Nicosia, Jul 9 (CNA) Ghanas new Ambassador to Cyprus, Lieutenant General Benedictus Kodzo Akafia expressed the wish that Cyprus unification should come sooner than later.

    Akafia, who is based in Cairo, was speaking at a ceremony during which he presented his credentials to Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos who expressed the gratitude and appreciation of the government and the people of Cyprus ''for the consistent and unwavering support of Ghana to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Cyprus and for our just cause for the peaceful reunification of our country and its people.''

    [11] Cyprus President signs Olympic Truce Book

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    Cyprus President signs Olympic Truce Book


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