Viomichaniki Epitheorisi’s second issue, in March 1992, is concerned by the energy dependence of Greece. Back then, the main worry was the energy intensity- the rate of energy consumption relative to GDP and its rapidly rising trend. The problem was exacerbated by the fact that Greeks loved their cars and did not much use public [...]
Viomichaniki Epitheorisi makes its official debut, in December 1991, with an exclusive interview of then Minister of Finance, Yannis Paleokrassas. The subject? The revolution planned in the banking sector. Y. Paleokrassas declares that it is time for commercial banks "to operate on their own" as he prepares to introduce a new banking act. Interestingly [...]
A few days before the 9th of May, officially known as Europe Day celebrating peace and unity in European continent, we recollect what we wrote in 1996 about EU and Greece’s prospects within it and the potential major projects in the country. To download the March 1996 issue, click here for the first part, here the second [...]
Ten years ago, just before Greece had to formally ask for its EU partners’ assistance in the form of a bailout plan, it attempted to put – belatedly on foot – its own stability plan. Business File of February/March 2010 chronicled this effort. But it was a case of too little, too late for the markets…
A survey of Greek Investments in Post-Soviet Europe Greek entrepreneurs have invested in projects worth roughly half a billion dollars in Balkan and former Soviet countries. They have plans to invest as much again by the end of the century – possible even more. You can download the pdf version by [...]
A survey of foreign investment in Greece. Foreign Investment: Wanted but not Wooed. In the five years 1986-90, foreign business investment in Greece rose from three quarters of one percent of gross domestic product (GDP) to 1.35 per cent. You can download the pdf version by clicking on the first and the second part.
The Greek Special Survey Series of Business File (Written by ROBERT McDONALD from 1991 to 2008) hosted – 20 years ago – a general overview of the then ongoing building boom. Both Real Estate Development and Tourist Property were put in the middle of the microscope at a time growth [...]