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Resilience breeds optimism

By |2020-09-28T12:43:34+03:00September 28th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Alexandra C. Vovolini     Resilience breeds optimism   The new season is at hand, and everyone is on the lookout for positive signs ahead; but to be honest with oneself, no easy optimism is in sight. In several fronts and on multiple levels, the best one [...]

Greece and the K-shaped Recovery

By |2020-09-21T12:58:46+03:00September 21st, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 COMMENT by Anthony Kefalas   Greece and the K-shaped Recovery   The Greek economy is entering the autumn of 2020, weakened by the ten-year old crisis of 2010-2020, hobbled by the coronavirus, and threatened by Turkish irredentism. Heavily dependent on tourism and, generally, on human contact activities, the economy [...]

Planning in the most uncertain of times

By |2020-09-17T13:17:35+03:00September 17th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Antonis D. Papagiannidis   Planning in the most uncertain of times Will the Pissarides Report priorities and EU Recovery Fund financing allow for a real reboot of the Greek economy?   In an unprecedented five-day long Summit in July, the EU decided to adopt a 3-year Recovery [...]

A summer like no other

By |2020-09-14T16:40:48+03:00September 14th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 Editor's Log by A. D. Papagiannidis       Multi-layered uncertainty not for the faint-hearted A summer like no other in recent memory leaves back a promise of increased uncertainty for the rest of the year. The multi-layered character of this uncertainty makes for a challenging rest of 2020 [...]

The Hellinikon Project

By |2020-09-14T15:27:39+03:00September 10th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Symela Touchtidou Finally, the day has come. Journalists and camera crews were invited to the ceremony of an iconic event: The beginning of precursory works at the old Athens international airport, the Hellinikon These should lead to the construction of the Metropolitan Pole of Hellinikon - Agios Kosmas, [...]

The birth of a new paradigm

By |2020-09-14T15:17:51+03:00September 7th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Mapping Greek entrepreneurship during the Crisis   “Within the bleak and disheartening environment that prevailed in the Greek economy during the last decade, in a part of the business world, an ‘unexpected miracle’ is taking place: the emergence of a new entrepreneurial paradigm which focuses on innovation and exhibits a strong export orientation. If this paradigm [...]

Greek banks rely on ECB borrowing to cope with Covid-19 crisis

By |2020-09-14T16:52:05+03:00September 4th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, September-October 2020, No 127 by Dimitris Kontogiannis   Increased cheap funding from the European Central Bank (ECB)  has enabled Greek banks to deal with challenges to their profitability from the Covid-19 crisis. Borrowing from the ECB has rocketed to more than 14 percent of their banking assets in July from about 3.0 [...]

The new era of Greek wine is here

By |2020-09-15T14:59:19+03:00August 20th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 INTERVIEW OF MASTER OF WINE, KONSTANTINOS LAZARAKIS BY GEORGE VAILAKIS The potential out there is huge Wine has been the brain engager for Konstantinos Lazarakis, a graduate in mechanical engineering and jazz music. Awarded the title of Master of Wine, K. Lazarakis in this interview reveals that for almost 20 [...]

Tracing the best pandemic exit strategies

By |2020-10-14T13:10:21+03:00August 6th, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126   Inevitable as it was, the lockdown bought out precious time for the exit strategy from the dangerous and unprecedented spiral in the economy and the society caused by the pandemic. Apart from a massive, rapid and eff ective government intervention, the next step is to cleverly test [...]

Views on the (new) crisis and the Greek economy

By |2020-09-15T15:19:48+03:00August 3rd, 2020|Greek Business File|

Greek Business File, June-July-August 2020, No 126 By Nikos Vettas   The present recession is expected to be very deep, perhaps around the levels of the first years of the adjustment programs. Nevertheless, this new crisis puts the Greek economy in front of some major challenges and creates new opportunities based on the absolute and urgent [...]

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