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Athens News Agency: News in English, 03-06-11

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  • [01] 'Atlas of the geological monuments of the Aegean'
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Hot and sunny on Thursday
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday
  • [04] Greek stocks jump 1.78 pct higher on Wednesday

  • [01] 'Atlas of the geological monuments of the Aegean'

    11/06/2003 22:01:05

    A book titled ''Atlas of the geological monuments of the Aegean'' was presented at the Byzantine Museum on Wednesday night by Aegean Minister Nikos Sifounakis.

    Published by the Aegean Ministry, the book includes pictures of volcanoes, ravines, caves, minerals, animal and plant life and landscapes.

    [02] Weather Forecast: Hot and sunny on Thursday

    11/06/2003 18:00:11

    The day will be sunny, with isolated storms likely on high ground in Epirus and Macedonia from late afternoon. Winds northerly, light to strong. In the Ionian, temperatures will range from 20C to 35C; on the mainland from 20C to 34C; and in the Aegean islands from 21C to 30C. Temperatures in Athens between 23C and 34C; and in Thessaloniki from 21C to 32C.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday

    11/06/2003 17:59:58

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.184

    Pound sterling 0.710

    Danish kroner 7.483

    Swedish kroner 9.178

    Japanese yen 139.5

    Swiss franc 1.550

    Norwegian kroner 8.240

    Cyprus pound 0.590

    Canadian dollar 1.606

    Australian dollar 1.792

    [04] Greek stocks jump 1.78 pct higher on Wednesday

    11/06/2003 17:17:08

    Greek stocks soared on Wednesday pushing the general index nearer the 1,900 resistance level in the Athens Stock Exchange.

    The index ended 1.78 percent higher at 1,896.58 points, with turnover a heavy 393.5 million euros, reflecting a transfer of 21,070,000 shares of Duty Free Shops by Agricultural Bank to Folli-Follie and Germanos Group at 8.40 euros per share.

    The Insurance, Publication, Bank and Metal sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day (7.95 percent, 2.35 percent, 2.31 percent and 1.82 percent, respectively), while the IT Solution and IT sectors suffered losses (1.19 percent and 0.72 percent, respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks rose 1.58 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index soared 2.76 percent, the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index ended 1.30 percent higher and the FTSE/ASE 140 index ended 1.75 percent up.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 230 to 84 with another 50 issues unchanged.

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