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President Pavlopoulos stresses need to support small- and medium-sized enterprises

New small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) recorded an annual increase of 20.63 pct in 2017, according to the General Commercial Registry, while company closures dropped 66.14 percent.The figures were presented in a meeting between President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos and the new administration of the Athens Chamber of SMEs....
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New Athens Crafts Business Chamber board visits Greek president Pavlopoulos

Small and medium-sized enterprises must be supported as the backbone of the Greek economy, Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos said on Thursday after a meeting with the new board of directors of the Athens Crafts Business Chamber at the presidential mansion.The board members briefed the president on its activities to support members’ businesses a...
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Shipping minister calls on Greek ship-owners to bring their fleet under Greek flag

Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis called on Greek ship-owners to register some of their ships under the Greek flag to support the country, during a New Year’s cake-cutting ceremony at the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping.“We believe the time has come for Greek ship-owners to do more to support the country. We hope to see more ships under the G...
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Greek stocks ended strongly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday

Greek stocks ended strongly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, boosted by strong demand for banks and other blue chip stocks such as PPC and ADMIE. The general index of the market rose 1.28 pct to end at 846.98 points, with the Large Cap index rising 1.24 pct and the Mid Cap index ending 0.56 pct higher. Turnover was an improved 89.1...
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Greek commerce showed signs of recovery in 2017, ESEE report said

“The Greek economy can turn a page in 2018. But for this to happen some must lend their support and these are the small- and medium-sized enterprises and commerce. We showed resilience during the crisis, we have huge experience and determination, we are capable and we want to improve conditions. We are optimistic and determined that we can make i...
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VP Dragasakis: Bank of Greece must help identify strategic defaulters

There has to be constant pressure on the banking system to ensure conditions where there is equal access to financing but also financing tools and programmes, such as microcredit, that the creation of a developmental bank will allow, the government’s Vice President Yiannis Dragasakis said on Wednesday.Dragasakis was speaking at an event organised...
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Greek stocks end down on profit taking

Greek stocks ended slightly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, as profit taking selling reversed a four-day rally in the market which pushed the general index 2.92 pct higher. The index fell 0.59 pct to end at 836.28 points, off the day’s lows of 830.34 points.The Large Cap index fell 0.65 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.65 pct...
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Association of Car Dealers: New car sales up 11.7 pct in 2017

New car sales grew 11.7 pct in 2017 compared with the previous year, totaling 88,083 cars from 78,873 in 2016, official figures showed on Wednesday.A report by the Association of Car Importers/Dealers said that new car registrations grew 13.2 pct in December 2017, compared with the same month in 2016. New truck sales grew 19 pct in 2017, while new...
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