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Greece is a small market of just 10 mn customers. Many business sectors are mature or soon will be

By |2022-08-03T14:57:16+03:00August 16th, 2022|Business File Archive|

“Greece is a small market of just 10 mn customers. Many business sectors are mature or soon will be. But in today’s global economy, a company which statistically confines itself to satisfy only local demand, will soon find itself pray to competition from multinationals which with new technology and economies of scale, are able to [...]

Greek shipping: Emerging from the doldrums?

By |2022-06-17T15:16:08+03:00June 17th, 2022|Business File Archive|

“The Greek merchant marine sector is at a critical juncture. For years it has been largely an offshore venture, virtually tax-free. It has been financed through a combination of the personal wealth of shipowners and high levels of debt offered by banks prepared to accept the risk of lending on vessels in order to secure [...]

“Be realist, look for the impossible” Marina Lambraki-Plaka’s interview to Greek Business File in 2021

By |2022-06-14T11:54:32+03:00June 14th, 2022|Business File Archive|

In an extensive, wholehearted interview to GBF's George Vailiakis, Marina Lambraki-Plaka talked about everything: her achievements in her professional career, making the National Galery accessible to all and  a school of national self-knowledge, defending the idea that "art is the privilege of many", the creation of branches all around the country, the National Sculpture Gallery [...]

A fresh wind

By |2022-06-08T14:32:25+03:00June 8th, 2022|Business File Archive|

"Imagine the impossible. A Greek shipowner NOT grumbling! It's happening. Rates for dry bulk cargoes on some routes more than doubled during first quarter. Rates for tankers in good condition have risen by nearly a third since last December when the tanker Erika sank and its heavy crude oil cargo polluted some of Brittany's finest [...]

In memoriam: Odysseas Kyriakopoulos’ interview to G. Business File

By |2022-05-26T17:50:41+03:00May 29th, 2022|Business File Archive|

Business File spoke to S&B President Odysseas Kyriakopoulos shortly after a deal between the leading Greek minerals group and France’s Imerys was sealed in Paris, which took the traditional family business into a global environment In the exclusive interview with Alexandra C. Vovolini and Antonis D. Papagiannidis, S&B President Odysseas Kyriakopoulos spoke to Business File [...]

Sea change – 1998

By |2022-05-26T17:38:22+03:00May 26th, 2022|Business File Archive|

The June 1998 issue of Greek Business File is dedicated to the modernization process undertaken by the Greek shipping industry. The process, hastened by IMO’s International Safety Management Code, required mandatory implementation of extensive safety procedures and regular monitoring of compliance. The issue looks into the way port authorities, banks and insurers responded as well [...]

“Currents in Greek Shipping”

By |2022-05-17T13:00:18+03:00May 17th, 2022|Business File Archive|

“Greek shipping is at a crux. There has been a prolonged slump in freight rates. The Greek fleet is aging. There is a plethora of new international standards legislation which between now and the turn of the century is going to force the scrapping of many older ships, particularly tankers. Owners are aware of the [...]

“Can Greece Maintain Global Dominance?” Conference, 2012

By |2022-04-25T10:24:54+03:00May 10th, 2022|Business File Archive|

Ten years ago, Economia Group invited prominent figures from the global shipping industry to discuss “Can Greece Maintain Global Dominance?” Among the issues raised were: “Green and Energy Efficient Shipping” “The relationship between Greece and China in the shipping sector” “Maritime Security, safety regulations and the daily running of the ship” “Shipping Finance” You can [...]

Greek Shipping Today: The summer 2018 edition of Greek Business File

By |2022-05-04T15:01:33+03:00May 4th, 2022|Business File Archive|

Entitled “Greek Shipping Today” the June-July- August 2018 issue of Greek Business File sought answers to the dominant questions shipping faced in the wake of Greece’s exit from the decade long Adjustment Programs. Challenges such as greenhouse gas emissions, the plethora of new regulations, protectionist polices, the family owned business model of many Greek companies [...]

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