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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-04-28

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From: The Athens News Agency at <>


  • [01] ASE opening: Small decline
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines 

  • [01] ASE opening: Small decline

    Equity prices were keeping roughly level at the opening of trade on Thursday on the Athens Stock Exchange (ASE), with the basic share price index down 0.14 percent, standing at 1,398.13 points at 11:30 am, and turnover at 37.622 million euros.

    The biggest gains for individual sector indices were in Financial Services, up 0.98 percent; and Public Utilities, up 0.68 percent.

    The biggest losses were in Foods & Beverages, down 2.03 percent and Travel, down 1.04 percent.

    The FTSE/ASE 20 index for blue chip and heavily traded stocks was down 0.19 percent, the FTSE/ASE MID 40 index was up 0.40 percent, and the FTSE/ASE-80 small cap index was up 0.47 percent.

    Of the stocks traded, 30 were up, 34 were down, and 15 were unchanged.

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    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Thursday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    Plans to raise money by legalising unauthorised buildings and the unrelenting pressure on Greek bonds were the main front-page items in Athens' dailies on Thursday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "GENOP (Public Power Corporation staff union) demanding another 12 billion euro from PPC!!!".

    AVGHI: "A 'Samina' government". (refers to 90s Greek ferry disaster in which the ship sank after it was allowed to sail onto a rock outside Paros harbour, drowning 81 people)

    AVRIANI: "We are seeing Argentinian days".

    DIMOKRATIA: "KO in the 'gaza' strip...Doctors expose [Health Minister Andreas Loverdos] over lack of supplies in hospitals". (play on words with Gaza Strip and Greek word for bandages)

    ELEFTHEROS: "PASOK side derides New Democracy for [ND leader Antonis Samaras] criticism of state audit".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "[Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou's] 'unauthorised structures' torn down". (Claims dispute between Environment Minister Tina Birbili and the finance minister over measures for unauthorised buildings have created problems for prime minister.

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "The 'charge' for unauthorised buildings falls".

    ESTIA: "Government at sixes and sevens".

    ETHNOS: "Tax system traps concerning receipts".

    IMERISSIA: "Dangerous derailment. Suffocating pressures on bonds-shares".

    KATHIMERINI: "Crucial 10 days of decisions".

    LOGOS: "Speculation bumping up spreads".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Markets weigh in restructuring scenarios".

    NIKI: "Public services to open in the afternoons as well".

    PARASKEVI +13: "The Troika is earning, the people are paying".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Sell-off of PPC a crime with multiple repercussions for the people".

    TA NEA: "Tax prosecutor and sweeping tax inspections".

    TO PONTIKI: "Indulgences for corruption"

    VRADYNI: "Measure for unauthorised buildings locked in place".

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