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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-07-25

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  • [01] President, Parliament president, receive new PADEE board
  • [02] Marine researcher Jean-Michel Cousteau visits 'Athens 2004'
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday
  • [04] Weather Forecast: Cloud, rain on Friday
  • [05] ASE follows international markets' recovery

  • [01] President, Parliament president, receive new PADEE board

    25/07/2002 21:09:06

    President of the Republic Kostis Stephanopoulos on Thursday received the members of the World Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Hellenes (PADEE) who are in Athens within the framework of their 4th General Assembly.

    Earlier, the members of the new PADEE board visited Parliament President Apostolos Kaklamanis.

    Receiving them, Kaklamanis said ''we are happy because an effort which started six years ago with hard work by expartiate policicians from 5 continents has reached an extremely important milestone.''

    [02] Marine researcher Jean-Michel Cousteau visits 'Athens 2004' headquarters

    25/07/2002 20:34:09

    Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of renowned oceanographer Jacques Yves-Cousteau, on Thursday visited the headquarters of the Athens 2004 Organising Committee (ATHOC).

    Cousteau, distinguished marine researcher and member of the world environment movement, met with ATHOC adviser Spyros Kapralos and Environment director G. Kazantzopoulos, who briefed him on the environmental activities which ATHOC has undertaken in view of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.

    Cousteau said that he was pleased with the fact that ''Athens 2004 ''is showing real interest for the improvement of the environment.''

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

    25/07/2002 19:28:43

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.009

    Pound sterling 0.641

    Danish kroner 7.493

    Swedish kroner 9.493

    Japanese yen 117.7

    Swiss franc 1.461

    Norwegian kroner 7.607

    Cyprus pound 0.579

    Canadian dollar 1.583

    Australian dollar 1.864

    [04] Weather Forecast: Cloud, rain on Friday

    25/07/2002 18:29:02

    Cloud is forecast in all parts of the country on Friday with intermittent rain and storms in the Ionian, mainland Greece and the northern and eastern islands. The Cyclades islands may see showers. Winds westerly, light to moderate, turning strong in parts of the southern Aegean. In the north, temperatures will range from 18C to 30C; in the west from 20C to 32C; and in the rest of the country from 22C to 34C. Showers and storms are expected in Athens from evening with temperatures between 24C and 33C. Same in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 21 to 30C.

    [05] ASE follows international markets' recovery

    25/07/2002 16:35:40

    Greek stocks ended sharply higher on Thursday, dramatically reversing a several-day decline in the Athens Stock Exchange supported by a substantial recovery in international markets.

    The general index ended 2.22 percent higher at 2,072.41 points, with turnover a low 86.1 million euros.

    The IT Solutions, IT, Banks and Publication sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day (3.20 percent, 2.83 percent, 2.58 percent and 2.48 percent, respectively), while the Holding and Food-Beverage sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses (0.48 percent and 0.13 percent, respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks rose 2.16 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index ended 2.14 percent higher and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index ended 2.36 percent up.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 309 to 25 with another 29 issues unchanged.

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