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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-07-13

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Big decline
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] Athens Stock Exchange opening: Big decline

    Athens Stock Exchange opening: Big decline

    Equity prices were declining at the opening of trade on Monday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 1.63 percent, standing at 2,071.72 points at 10:45 a.m., and turnover at 12.5 million euros.

    Individual sector indices were moving downward nearly across the board, with the only gains in Mass Media, up 0.49 percent.

    The heaviest losses were in Public Utilities, down 3.59 percent; Health, down 3.25 percent; Personal & Household Goods, down 2.60 percent; Oil & Gas, down 1.90 percent; and Banks, down 1.85 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 1.63 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was down 1.88 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was down 0.65 percent.

    Of the stocks moved, 19 were up, 68 were down, and 15 were unchanged.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Arrests of more members of the organised crime gang, the Siemens case and possible new taxes were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Monday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "The opinion poll ludicrousness resumes just days after governmental decision regulating the operation of polling companies".

    APOGEVMATINI: "Christoforakos (fugitive Siemens Hellas former CEO who was recently arrested in Germany) coming - By September he will have been extradited to Greece by the German authorities".

    AVRIANI: "New wave of arrests of organised crime gang and terrorist group members - Gigantic joint operation by EYP (National Information Service) and Security Police".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Poorer every year - The citizens' income devoured by taxes and loan payments".

    ESTIA: "When early general elections are allowed - The Constitution is systematically violated".

    ETHNOS: "They're concealing the taxes until the elections - Government trying to gain political time".

    TA NEA: "5-year 'bomb' for 150,000 women - Across the board increase in retirement ages (for women) in 2013".

    VRADYNI: "Alliances being sought on the national issues and combating illegal migration - Karamanlis' crucial meetings with Zapatero and Berlusconi (the prime ministers of Spain and Italy respectively, with whom Greek prime minister Costas Karamanlis will meet in Madrid on Monday and Rome on Wednesday)".

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