Daily Archives: June 17, 2000

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The morning after

DAWN rose yesterday on a blackened ash-covered landscape, as people tried to come to terms with the worst fire the island had seen since 1974.

A 40km area in the southeastern foothills of Troodos, between Choirokitia, Layia and Vavla, and Kalavassos, Asgata, and Sanida, looked like a colourless, grey lunar surface.

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BoC Athens rumours send the market up

THE STOCKMARKET reversed days of decline to end 1.47 per cent firmer yesterday, propped up by aggressive buying in the banking sector and speculation Bank of Cyprus would get its listing in Athens soon.

Punters pushed up the all-share index 7.5 points to a close of 517.18, having dipped in mid session to as low as 509.68 points.

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Sweltering heat a taste of the summer to come

THE RISE in temperature over recent days is the overture to what promises to be a long summer.

"The summer in Cyprus is always long and hot," said Cleanthis Philaniotis, director of the National Weather service. He assured the Cyprus Mail that the recent temperatures, while higher than normal, were in no way unusual.

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