OAED: Registered unemployment down 3.33 pct in September

Registered unemployment fell by 3.33 pct, or 27,526 people, in September compared with August, OAED -Greece’s Workforce Employment Organisation – said on Friday. The number of unemployed people totaled 799,964 in September, from [...]

Hellenic Statistical Authority: Building materials’ prices grew 0.9 pct in September

Building materials’ prices grew 0.9 pct in September led by a big increase in diesel oil prices, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday. The statistics service, in a monthly report, attributed this development to increases in diesel [...]

Greece’s industrial turnover composite index up 6.1 pct in August

Greece’s industrial turnover composite index (measuring both the domestic and external markets) grew 6.1 pct in August this year compared with the same month in 2016, after a 2.0 pct rise recorded in the 2016/2015 period, Hellenic Statistical [...]

South Korean PM to speak in Athens business forum

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon will be in Athens on Monday (Oct. 23) to attend and speak at a Greek-Korean business forum organized by the country’s Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Greece and the Central Union of Chambers. More than [...]

Hellenic American Union to hold conference on reforms in Greece on October 20-22

More than 40 distinguished speakers will discuss with each other and with the public the issue of reforms, in a conference organized by the Hellenic American Union on Oct. 20-22 in Athens. Reform, as a demand for the full adjustment to the demands [...]

Ministers discuss creation of mechanism to collect arrears for Public Revenue authority

The creation of a unified mechanism to collect arrears to tax offices and pension funds on behalf of the Independent Authority for Public Revenue was discussed, among other issues, in an inter-ministerial meeting held at the ministry of finance [...]

ELSTAT records 1.4% increase in Greek merchant fleet for August

The Greek merchant fleet increased by 1.4% in August 2017, compared with August 2016, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Wednesday, while there was no change (0.0%) recorded in August 2016, compared with August 2015. ELSTAT [...]

Study: Greek households slashed grocery-food spending in crisis years

The amounts spent by Greek households on grocery goods has fallen by 21.7 pct in the last seven years of deep economic crisis, according to a study by the Greek Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods (IELKA) released on Tuesday. Despite [...]

OLTH’s privatisation in its final stages, head of Greek privatisation agency says

An agreement handing over the concession for the Thessaloniki Port Authority (OLTH) could be signed by the end of the current month, the president of the Hellenic Asset Development Fund, Lila Tsitsogiannopoulou, revealed on Tuesday. In exclusive [...]

Pitsiorlas: Privatisations and use of state assets will proceed

Deputy Finance Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas on Tuesday underlined that the government’s steadfast goal is to capitalise on state assets and proceed with privatisations, at the same time as reforming the institutional framework. Addressing [...]