Monthly Archives: February 2001

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CSE trading marks record new low

THE CYPRUS Stock Exchange resumed its downward slide yesterday, marked by the lowest trading volume in the past 18 months and losses amounting to 0.99 per cent – with the General Index flirting with the 200 mark all day before closing at 200.9. The FTSE Index likewise closed on a downward trend, with losses amounting to 0.85 per cent.

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Police turn away boatload of immigrants

POLICE intercepted a boat believed to be full of illegal immigrants south east of the island on Monday night, they said yesterday.

Coast guard vessels headed off the boat after it was spotted by helicopters. Police said seven men aged between 25 and 35 were on board. They were believed to be Iraqis.

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National guard chief leads 76-man parachute jump

FIFTY-nine year-old National Guard chief Evangelos Florakis yesterday led a successful 76-man parachute jump from a dizzying height of 442 metres.

But the 36 Cypriot participants complained that they had were not being paid for the jump, while their Greek counterparts got £800 for carrying out the two jumps over Tersephanou near Larnaca.

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