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Greek Daily News 09/10/2023

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ECONOMY

The interest rate spread between new deposits and loans increased to 5.94 percentage points in August, as the weighted average interest rates on new deposits and on new loans increased to 0.39% and 6.33% respectively, the Bank of Greece said.

CAPITAL MARKET

The Athens Exchange Group is planning changes in market regulation aimed at boosting its prestige and trading activity, and upgrading the investment profile of listed companies from early 2024, Kathimerini reported citing the CEO of ATHEX Group Yiannos Kontopoulos.

POLITICS

Ruling New Democracy party appeared to win 7 out of 13 regions of Greece in the first round of local elections on Sunday, with 99.12% of ballots counted, AMNA reported.

SOCIAL

An aircraft carrying 81 Greeks from Israel, amidst a brutal escalation of violence between Palestinian militant group Hamas and the Israeli military, arrived early on Monday at Athens International Airport According to the Greek Foreign Ministry, out of the 149 registered Greek visitors, 81 were repatriated on this specific flight. There are three daily commercial flights from Israel to Greece, so that the remaining individual visitors will gradually return.

CULTURE

An app named “Chronos” supported by Greece’s Culture Ministry, can show how the ancient Greek monuments looked earlier, just by pointing the camera of a smartphone at them. The app works on the famous Parthenon temple, the adjacent Roman theatre and parts of the Acropolis Museum.