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Does TPI rhyme with OMT (of Mario Draghi memory)?

July 25th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Does TPI rhyme with OMT (of Mario Draghi memory)? by Antonis D. Papagiannidis The “whatever it takes” speech of then relatively fresh at the helm of the ECB Mario Draghi (end-July 2012) gave birth to the Outright Monetary Transactions Programme/OMT. The two, mainly exercising pressure on jittery markets – the OMT “big bazooka” was actually never used – were enough to keep the euro area intact; true enough, OMT had to prove its mettle before the Bundeserfassungsgericht and the European [...]

The active role of Greece in South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region

July 10th, 2022|Greek Business File|

by Grigoris Zarotiadis, Dean of the Economics and Political Sciences School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   The School of Political and Economic Sciences was one of the first academic units of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Established in 1928–9, it now opens its doors to the international academic community The internationalization of Greek universities is a national goal. On the one hand, due to the economic benefits that arise, but mostly because it is believed it will help Hellenism respond [...]

A New Greece Emerges- 5th InvestGR Forum

June 30th, 2022|Economia as Sponsor|

The 5th InvestGR Forum 2022: A New Greece Emerges will take place on June 13, at the Grand Hyatt Athens. According to the draft program: - the 1 st panel will discuss the “EY Attractiveness Survey” with panelists Adonis Georgiadis, Minister of Development & Investments, Ioannis Smirlis, Secretary General for International Economic Affairs , Nikos Nezeritis , Head of Structured Finance Division of ALPHA BANK, Panos Papazoglou, EY Managing Partner in Greece and Lili Zigoslu, Managing Director of JTI Greece, [...]

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

August 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 undercut them even in their home market”. The September – October 1998 issue of Greek Business File hosts a Special Survey on Greek  Outward Investments [...]

Eugene Eugenides: The cosmopolitan benefactor

June 19th, 2022|Diaspora|

by George Vailakis He was a successful ship-owner and businessman, a resourceful timber merchant, agent and owner of international shipping lines and a citizen of the world, with his activities scattered across the globe. And he always was versatile, imaginative and pioneering. Above all, however, he had a rare ability: to see clearly the opportunities in all sorts of adversities. And whenever all hinted at the end, he simply believed that the conditions were right for a new beginning full [...]