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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-07-24

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


  • [01] Greek-Turkish routine talks in Ankara
  • [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday
  • [03] Weather Forecast: Rain, storms on Thursday
  • [04] Greek stocks end sharply lower on Wednesday

  • [01] Greek-Turkish routine talks in Ankara

    24/07/2002 21:05:42

    Foreign ministry spokesman Panagiots Beglitis on Wednesday said that the regular Greek-Turkish talks conducted every six months on world and regional issues will be held between ambassadors Giorgos Gennimatas and Baki Ilkin on Thursday in Ankara.

    [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday

    24/07/2002 19:01:54

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 0.999

    Pound sterling 0.638

    Danish kroner 7.493

    Swedish kroner 9.621

    Japanese yen 116.6

    Swiss franc 1.463

    Norwegian kroner 7.608

    Cyprus pound 0.579

    Canadian dollar 1.586

    Australian dollar 1.864

    [03] Weather Forecast: Rain, storms on Thursday

    24/07/2002 17:57:31

    The west will see rain and storms, which are gradually to move across the rest of the mainland and northern and eastern islands in the course of the day. Winds west-southwesterly, light to moderate. In the north and west, temperatures will range from 18C to 32C; and in the rest of the country from 22C to 35C. Showers and storms in Athens with temperatures between 25C and 34C. Same in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 21 to 32C.

    [04] Greek stocks end sharply lower on Wednesday

    24/07/2002 16:44:44

    Greek stocks ended sharply lower on Wednesday following a plunge in international markets to four year lows in the Athens Stock Exchange.

    The general index ended 2.80 percent lower at 2,027.43 points with analysts predicting it would soon test the 2,000 support level. Turnover was an improved 116,3 million euros.

    All sector indices ended lower, with the Textile, Retail and Telecommunication sectors suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day (4.10 percent, 3.84 percent and 3.83 percent, respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks fell 2.80 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index dropped 2.82 percent and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index ended 3.30 percent down.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 326 to 13 with another 21 issues unchanged.

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