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ATHEX: Greek stock index reduces distance from 900-pt mark

The main index at Athinon Avenue edged even closer to the elusive milestone of 900 points on Tuesday, with positive reports fueling the growth of bank stock prices and other blue chips.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 893.37 points, adding 0.57 percent to Monday's 888.29 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 0.42 percent to 2,232.79 points.

Bank of Greece chief sees growth of 2.3-2.5 percent in 2020

Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras on Tuesday appeared optimistic about Greece's continued economic recovery, predicting a robust growth rate of up to 2.5 percent next year. 


Energean hopes to supply Israeli gas to Cyprus

Energean Oil & Gas said on Tuesday its Energean International unit submitted an application to import and supply natural gas to Cyprus starting in 2021.
In its application to Cypriot authorities, it said it sought to supply gas through a pipeline from the Karish block off the coast of Israel to Vassiliko in Cyprus.

14-year-old arrested for school bullying

A 14-year-old boy was temporarily arrested for his part in the beating of a 13-year-old in a school yard in the area of Efkarpia in Thessaloniki during recess.
The pupil's mother, who pressed charges over the assault, claimed her son was attacked by three people, one of whom was wearing a glove with iron inside it.

Student molester handed 10-month suspended prison sentence

A 20-year-old university student was handed a 10-month suspended prison sentence after his arraignment Tuesday in a criminal court in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on charges of sexually assaulting an unsuspecting fellow female student while she was studying.
The incident occurred at the Aristotle University library last week.

Corfu recovering from storm damage

Heavy showers and thunderstorms were forecast to sweep across the Ionian Sea and western Greece late Tuesday, before spreading east to other parts of the country, the National Meteorological Service (EMY) warned.

Greek sweep at Robot Olympiad

The Greek delegation comprised of 10 teams at  2019 World Robot Olympiad (WRO), held in Gyor, Hungary (November 8-10) returned to Greece last week with four medals - three silver, one bronze - and three distinctions (fourth, seventh and ninth). 

Alpha Q3 profits fall on bad-loan sale

Alpha Bank on Tuesday reported lower third-quarter profits after higher bad-debt provisions and said it would launch a big securitization of soured loans to clean up its balance sheet.

Serbia Still Putting Children with Disabilities in Institutions: Report

More than three quarters of children living in state institutions in Serbia are children with disabilities, according to the latest United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

At 77 per cent, Serbia ranks joint third with Hungary behind Turkmenistan and China in a total of 57 countries analysed.

Two Britons Traveled the World in Tandem Biking for 218 Days and 22 Hours

Two British doctors have set a new Guinness record, cycling over 28,000 km in 218 days and 22 hours, according to UPI.

The Guinness Book of Records notes that Lloyd Collier and Louis Paul Snellgrove have improved the previous achievement for the fastest round-the-world tandem bike tour for men by 9 days.