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Building materials’ price index up 0.9 pct in March

Building materials’ prices grew 0.9 pct in March this year compared with the corresponding month in 2017, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Wednesday.The statistics service, in a monthly report, attributed this development to price increases in iron pipes (6.2 pct), diesel oil (4.5 pct), steel pipes (3.2 pct), parkets (0.9 pct), while on the...
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Stathakis: Lignite bill has ‘nothing to do’ with small PPC

“Counter to the proposal of a small PPC, which was a very bad privatisation, we are bringing a draft law exclusively for lignite coal,” Environment and Energy Minister George Stathakis said on Tuesday in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency’s radio station “Praktoreio 104.9 FM.”Stathakis was talking about the draft law to be...
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VP Dragasakis: SEV must help attract more investors to Greece

The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) must help attract investors to Greece, Deputy Premier and Economy Minister Yiannis Dragasakis said on Monday at SEV’s investment congress.“The profits that are made in Greece must stay in Greece,” he said. “This is not self-evident. At high times, the profits go abroad and at times of crisis they don’t r...
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BoG: Balance of travel services down year-on-year for Jan-Feb

The balance of travel services showed a lower surplus the first two months of the year compared to the same period in 2017, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) data released on Monday.In January-February 2018, the balance of travel services showed a surplus of 7 million euros, down from a surplus of 33 mln euros in the same period of 2017. This...
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European Commission VP Dombrovskis: Budget data good news on Greece

European Commission vice president, Valdis Dombrovskis, welcomed news on Monday of Greece’s 2017 budget data, pointing out that the country performed better than expected.The vice president highlighted that the primary budget surplus reached 4.2 percent of economic output, versus the surplus target for 1.75 percent.“Positive news on #Greece: new #...
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Greek stocks ended lower in the first trading day of the week in the ASE

Greek stocks ended lower in the first trading day of the week in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, pushing the general index of the market below the 840-point level. The index fell 0.72 pct to end at 838.63 points, off the day’s lows of 837.82 points.The Large Cap index ended 0.80 pct lower and the Mid Cap index eased 0.09 pct. Turnover was a...
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City of Thessaloniki sends trade mission to Doha

The City of Thessaloniki is making its first large step towards Asia by sending a team of business people to visit Doha on Tuesday.Headed by mayor Yannnis Boutaris, it is the municipality’s first trade mission for 2018 and will aim at promoting Thessaloniki’s businesses, hotels and restaurants.“It is an important step and opening towards the Asia m...
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