North Greece

Thessaloniki, at the doorstep of the Balkans, is the country's second largest city and port, and has become the financial and trading centre for the emerging markets of the entire Balkan peninsula. Thessaloniki is the headquarters of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (comprising 11 countries of the wider Balkan and Black Sea regions), the Balkan Trade Centre, and the Thessaloniki Stock Exchange Centre, which has online connection with the ASE and is developing into a source of capital for the wider region.