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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-07-19

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Greek expatriates from Europe meet in Thessaloniki
  • [02] Intra-Parliamentary Union of Hellenes Abroad to hold 4th General
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday
  • [04] Weather Forecast: Rainy in north, sunny elsewhere Saturday
  • [05] Greek stocks end 1.41 percent lower on Friday

  • [01] Greek expatriates from Europe meet in Thessaloniki

    19/07/2002 21:33:25

    The coordinating committee of the Network of Expatriate Local Administration Bodies of Europe convened in Thessaloniki on Friday in the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister Yiannis Magriotis.

    During the meeting, the committee decided the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the network and the corresponding operations network of the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE), but also with the participation of the Central Union of Greek Municipalitiess and Communities (KEDKE), so as to strengthen the cooperation of expatriate Greek businesspersons with local government abroad.

    The network's coordinating committee also decided, among other things, to support the initiative for the return of the Parthenon Marbles in view of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and to promote the volunteerism movement for the Games.

    [02] Intra-Parliamentary Union of Hellenes Abroad to hold 4th General Assembly

    19/07/2002 20:21:09

    Parliament President Apostolos Kaklamanis on Tuesday will open the four-day meetings of the fourth General Assembly of the World Intra-parliamentary Union of Hellenes.

    Government ministers, main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Costas Karamanlis, Communist Party Secretary General Aleka Papariga and Coalition of the Left and Progress (Synaspismos) leader Nikos Constantopoulos are going to address the General Assembly that will be held at the Parliament Hall.

    President of the Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos and Prime Minister Costas Simitis will receive the members of the Union on Thursday, while on Friday they will visit the northern Greek port-city of Thessaloniki where they will have a meeting with Macedonia-Thrace Minister George Paschalidis.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Monday

    19/07/2002 19:44:32

    Indicative tourist buying rates per euro until Monday

    U.S. dollar 1.022

    Pound sterling 0.648

    Danish kroner 7.491

    Swedish kroner 9.441

    Japanese yen 118.6

    Swiss franc 1.475

    Norwegian kroner 7.497

    Cyprus pound 0.581

    Canadian dollar 1.568

    Australian dollar 1.841

    [04] Weather Forecast: Rainy in north, sunny elsewhere Saturday

    19/07/2002 18:13:13

    Showers and isolated storms are forecast from early evening in Epirus, Macedonia, Thrace and Thessaly, which will see scattered cloud earlier in the day. The rest of the country will be hot and sunny. Storms are likely on high ground on the mainland. Winds west-northwesterly, light to moderate, turning strong in parts of the west and south. In the west and north, temperatures will range from 20C to 34C; on the rest of the mainland from 22C to 36C; and in the Aegean islands from 25C to 33C. Temperatures in Athens between 25C and 36C; and in Thessaloniki from 25C to 33C.

    [05] Greek stocks end 1.41 percent lower on Friday

    19/07/2002 16:37:20

    Greek stocks ended the last trading session of a highly volatile week lower in the Athens Stock Exchange, hit by renewed pressures in other European markets on Friday.

    The general index fell 1.41 percent to end ata 2,123.51 points, with turnover an improved 98.8 million euros.

    The Retail, Textile, IT Solutions and Telecommunications sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day (3.61 percent, 2.78 percent, 2.69 percent and 2.51 percent).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks fell 1.40 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index eased 1.64 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index dropped 1.75 percent.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 287 to 41 with another 35 issues unchanged.

    The general index ended the week with a net loss of 0.65 percent.


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