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“Zorba is Dead! Long live the European Union”. A fanciful headline for a hopeful future.

By |2022-03-09T12:37:11+03:00March 9th, 2022|Business File Archive|

The October 1997 issue of Industrial Review celebrates Greece’s membership in the European Union.   A comprehensive survey presents the life changing impact of EU membership on the social and economic structure of Greece: - in agriculture. Peasants have become jobbing farmers with new wealth and social status - in manufacturing. Many casualties were reported [...]

It used to be an agricultural country

By |2022-01-03T11:41:44+03:00January 3rd, 2022|Business File Archive|

In June 1997, the 24th issue of Industrial Review was out, dedicated to Greek Agriculture with an extensive survey of the “Greek Agroindustries”.       As the editorial notes, in 1997 “the Greek economy depends more on agriculture than any other country of the European Union. Yet the sector is fragmented and inefficient with [...]

Looking for the Balance

By |2021-10-25T11:20:09+03:00October 25th, 2021|Business File Archive|

The 23rd issue of Industrial Review, in March 1997, deals with the “chronic problem” of Greece’s trade deficit. In its editorial we read:   “The merchandise trade deficit is partly offset by exports of invisibles- earnings from tourism, shipping and remittances from emigrants- but these are cyclical and prey to exogenous factors.”   With the [...]

Greek manufacturing: Did it ever stand a chance?

By |2021-09-06T10:05:13+03:00September 6th, 2021|Business File Archive|

The October 1996 issue of Industrial Review is dedicated to Greek manufacturing. Under the title “From smokestack to software”, the issue hosts a detailed survey on the many challenges Greek manufacturing was facing in the wake of the new world economic order of the 1980’s and 1990’s. • George Alogoskoufis, then professor of the Athens [...]

25 years ago, “Evolution- Revolution” of the banking sector

By |2021-06-29T00:41:36+03:00June 28th, 2021|Business File Archive|

The cover is titled “Evolution- Revolution” depicting the fundamental changes in the way banks operated in Greece.   From a development and business oriented modus operandi, banks start looking at consumers and “making money out of money” as the issue notes.   The issue hosts interviews of the most prominent figures of the sector at [...]

29 years ago

By |2021-05-03T14:12:11+03:00May 3rd, 2021|Business File Archive|

The May 1992 issue of Viomichaniki Epitheorisi is dedicated to one of Greece’s timeless struggles: how to attract foreign investment. A special survey by Robert McDonald looked into the main obstacles (bureaucracy, price controls, market size, poor infrastructure). The issue includes articles on investments made by multinationals like Siemens, Pirelli, Unilever.   It also presents [...]

29 years ago

By |2021-02-26T11:23:52+03:00February 26th, 2021|Business File Archive|

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 [...]

29 years ago

By |2020-12-28T17:59:55+03:00December 28th, 2020|Business File Archive|

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 [...]

24 years after

By |2020-09-17T16:37:44+03:00April 30th, 2020|Business File Archive|

  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 [...]

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