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Greek merchant shipping fleet up 1.1 pct in November

Greek merchant shipping fleet up 1.1 pct in November

The Greek merchant shipping fleet grew 1.1 pct in November compared with the same month in 2016, totaling 1,854 ships, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Tuesday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said total capacity of the Greek merchant shipping sector was 44,299,008 dwt, down 0.5 pct from the same

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Hellenic Statistical Authority: Private building activity up 96.7 pct in October

Hellenic Statistical Authority: Private building activity up 96.7 pct in October

Private building activity jumped 96.7 pct in volume in October 2017 compared with the corresponding month in 2016, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Tuesday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that building permits issued in October totaled 1,261, up 16.2 pct from the same month in 2016. Private

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Holiday bookings from the Netherlands on the rise

Holiday bookings from the Netherlands on the rise

The Utrecht international tourist exhibition ‘Vakantiebeurs 2018’ ended with very optimistic forecasts for the rise of bookings from the Netherlands to Greece and a prize for Greek cuisine.

The Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) had its own pavilion in the exhibition, which ended on Sunday, and hosted major

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Greek stocks ended flat in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday

Greek stocks ended flat in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday

Greek stocks ended flat in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday in thin trading conditions. The general index fell 0.40 pct to end at 847.73 points, off the day’s lows of 843.96 points. The Large Cap index ended 0.63 pct lower and the Mid Cap index rose 0.14 pct. Turnover was a thin 30.688 million euros in volume of 26,255,883 shares.

Lamda

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Greek supermarket sector sales up 1.6 pct in 2017, Nielsen reports

Greek supermarket sector sales up 1.6 pct in 2017, Nielsen reports

The Greek supermarket sector reported an 1.6 pct increase in the value of sales in 2017, compared with the previous year, Nielsen said in a report released on Monday.

Nielsen attributed this positive development to a positive performance of the market from mid-September onwards – the first time the market showed p

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Employment balance positive in 2017, labour ministry reports

Employment balance positive in 2017, labour ministry reports

The Greek labour market recorded the highest performance since 2001 in 2017 with 143,535 new job positions, according to the balance of employment flows in 2017 recorded by the “ERGANI” IT system, according to a labour ministry report released on Monday.

In December, wage employment in the private sector recorded a

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Revenues, visitors to museums, archaeological sites up in Jan-Sept 2017

Revenues, visitors to museums, archaeological sites up in Jan-Sept 2017

Visits to Greek museums and archaeological sites in September 2017 jumped 13 pct and 12.1 pct, respectively, in comparison with the same month in 2016, the Hellenic Statistical Authority ELSTAT reported on Monday.

The increase in total visitors to museums included a 11 pct hike in free-admission visitors, while museum

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Greece-FYROM energy relations are about to be significantly upgraded

Greece-FYROM energy relations are about to be significantly upgraded

Greece-FYROM energy relations are about to be significantly upgraded with infrastructure that will make Greece a key factor in the energy supply of the neighboring state and the wider region.

The new projects include the construction of a gas pipeline from Thessaloniki to Skopje and the upgrading of the electricity

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FinMin: Current rules will remain the same for electronic foreclosure auctions

FinMin: Current rules will remain the same for electronic foreclosure auctions

Nothing will change in current legislation when foreclosure auctions are processed exclusively online, Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos clarified in Parliament on Friday, during the introduction of an amendment related to the omnibus bill.

The amendment also specifies that all property and asset auctions for outstanding debts to the state will

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Greek annual inflation rate rose by an average 1.1 pct in 2017

Greek annual inflation rate rose by an average 1.1 pct in 2017

The Greek annual inflation rate rose by an average 1.1 pct in 2017, after recording a 0.7 pct increase in December, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that the consumer price index grew 0.7 pct in December compared with the same month in 2016, after a zero change in

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Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greek import price index up 5.8 pct in November

Hellenic Statistical Authority: Greek import price index up 5.8 pct in November

The Greek import price index in the industrial sector grew 5.8 pct in November compared with the same month in 2016, after a 3.1 pct increase recorded in the 2016/2015 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, attributed this development in so-called imported

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Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday

Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday

Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, pushing the general index of the market above the 850-point level for the first time since July 20, 2017. The index rose 0.49 pct to end at 851.12 points, off the day’s highs of 854.27 points. The index ended the week with a net gain of 2.58 pct, rising 6.08 pct so far this year.

The

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

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

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New Athens Crafts Business Chamber board visits Greek president Pavlopoulos

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

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Shipping minister calls on Greek ship-owners to bring their fleet under Greek flag

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 t

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