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Athens News Agency: News in English, 03-06-19

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

CONTENTS

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday
  • [02] Weather Forecast: Changeable on Friday
  • [03] Greek stocks end 1.99 pct down on profit taking

  • [01] Foreign Exchange Rates - Friday

    19/06/2003 18:47:20

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.174

    Pound sterling 0.702

    Danish kroner 7.484

    Swedish kroner 9.149

    Japanese yen 139.6

    Swiss franc 1.564

    Norwegian kroner 8.194

    Cyprus pound 0.590

    Canadian dollar 1.588

    Australian dollar 1.756

    [02] Weather Forecast: Changeable on Friday

    19/06/2003 17:59:48

    Unsettled weather is forecast in many parts of the country, with cloud, showers and storms on the mainland, in the Ionian and in the northern Aegean, especially on the mainland. The rest of the country can expect sunshine. Winds northerly, light to moderate. In the north, temperatures will range from 18C to 28C; on the rest of the mainland from 20C to 33C; and in the islands from 22C to 30C. Temperatures in Athens between 24C and 32C; and in Thessaloniki from 22C to 28C.

    [03] Greek stocks end 1.99 pct down on profit taking

    19/06/2003 16:47:55

    Greek stocks ended sharply lower on Thursday hit by a wave of profit taking with only seven sessions remaining until the end of the first half in the Athens Stock Exchange.

    Traders said blue chip stocks were particularly hit.

    The general index fell 1.99 percent to end at 1,911.70 points, with turnover a heavy 213.5 million euros.

    The Textile sector was the only one to score gains (0.36 percent), while the Insurance, Holding, Construction and Food-Beverage sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day (5.0 percent, 3.49 percent, 3.42 percent and 3.16 percent, respectively).

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavy traded stocks fell 2.41 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index dropped 2.43 percent, the FTSE/ASE SmallCap 80 index ended 2.12 percent lower and the wider FTSE/ASE 140 index dropped 2.39 percent.

    Broadly, decliners led advancers by 269 to 64 with another 29 issues unchanged.


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