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Athens News Agency: News in English, 02-07-30

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Weather Forecast: Isolated showers, storms on Tuesday
  • [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Tuesday
  • [03] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise
  • [04] Agreement opens way for Greek aid to Bosnia

  • [01] Weather Forecast: Isolated showers, storms on Tuesday

    30/07/2002 11:36:09

    Isolated showers and storms are forecast in most parts of the country, mostly from late afternoon. Winds variable, light to moderate. In the north, temperatures will range from 14C to 28C; in the Ionian and on the rest of the mainland from 18C to 32; and in the Aegean islands from 22C to 31C. Temperatures in Athens between 22C and 32C. Same in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 17C to 28C.

    [02] Foreign Exchange Rates - Tuesday

    30/07/2002 11:35:29

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.990

    Pound sterling 0.633

    Danish kroner 7.492

    Swedish kroner 9.336

    Japanese yen 118.3

    Swiss franc 1.464

    Norwegian kroner 7.565

    Cyprus pound 0.579

    Canadian dollar 1.565

    Australian dollar 1.835

    [03] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise

    30/07/2002 11:35:23

    Equity prices were rising at the opening of trading Tuesday on the Athens Stock Exchange, with the general share price index up 0.22 percent at 11:15am at 2,120.29 points, and turnover at 9.7 million euros or 3.3 billion drachma.

    The majority of individual sector indices were moving upward, with the biggest gains in Investments, up 1.55 percent; Retail Trade, up 1.24 percent; and Telecoms, up 0.79 percent; and the biggest losses in IT, down 0.99 percent; Textiles, down 0.46 percent; and the Parallel Market, down 0.42 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was up 0.10 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.30 percent, and the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index was up 0.41 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 135 were up, 49 were down and 70 were unchanged.

    [04] Agreement opens way for Greek aid to Bosnia

    29/07/2002 23:48:59

    SARAJEVO (ANA - M. Vihou) -- Greece signed a bilateral agreement with Bosnia Herzegovina on Monday worth 19.5 million euros in developmental aid to be allocated by Athens to Sarajevo over the next five-year period.

    The agreement falls within the framework of Greeces recently approved and ambitious Balkan Reconstruction Plan.

    Improvements in infrastructure, especially transports and the energy sector, as well as investments and modernisation of Bosnias public administration are the main areas were the Greek aid will be funneled.

    The agreement was signed in the Bosnian capital by visiting Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Andreas Loverdos and Bosnian Alternate Foreign Minister Ivica Misic.


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