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Athens News Agency: News in English, 10-04-15

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  • [01] Athens talks with EU, ECB, IMF
  • [02] Preparations for Turkish PM's visit
  • [03] LA.OS on ND cooperation
  • [04] Stocks recover strongly Thurs.

  • [01] Athens talks with EU, ECB, IMF

    (ANA-MPA) -- Greece on Thursday requested discussions with the European Commission, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to finalise details of a multi-year financial assistance programme should the country request activation of a "support mechanism" formulated by Eurogroup ministers last Sunday. (ANA-MPA)

    In a letter to EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet and IMF Managing-Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said Athens was seeking the talks in (ANA-MPA) accordance with a statement agreed by Eurozone finance ministers. (ANA-MPA)

    [02] Preparations for Turkish PM's visit

    (ANA-MPA) -- The foreign ministry is busy supervising the government's preparations for the first meeting of the Greece-Turkey High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council, scheduled to take place during a visit by the Turkish prime minister in May, spokesman Grigoris Delavekouras announced on Thursday. (ANA-MPA)

    The spokesman said that letters were sent out by Alternate Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas on Thursday to all the ministries participating in the Cooperation Council, (ANA-MPA) asking them to establish contact points in each ministry and set up working groups that will prepare the issues. (ANA-MPA)

    ANA-MPA file photo.

    [03] LA.OS on ND cooperation

    (ANA-MPA) -- The leader of the right-of-centre Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) party, George Karatzaferis, on Thursday repeated a proposal for collaboration with main opposition New Democracy in the municipal elections. (ANA-MPA)

    [04] Stocks recover strongly Thurs.

    Stocks recovered strongly in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday as investors viewed a letter sent by the Greek FinMin to EU Commissioner Olli Rehn as a move closer to activating an EU-IMF support mechanism for Greece. The composite index jumped 2.07 pct to end at 2,028.55 points, with turnover at 226.588 million euros.

    The FTSE 20 index jumped 2.98 pct, the FTSE 40 index ended 0.94 pct higher and the FTSE 80 index rose 0.22 pct. The Banks (4.35 pct) and Constructions (3.96 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Utilities (2.53 pct) and Media (2.18 pct) suffered losses.

    Broadly, advancers led decliners by 101 to 70 with another 54 issues unchanged. Klonatex (16.67 pct), Galaxidi (8.82 pct), Texapret (7.14 pct) and Hellenic Postbank (6.54 pct) were top gainers.

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