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November 2014

EDITORIAL

 

Stephanos Issaias
Chief Executive Officer

Greece is changing—in important ways—and we’re changing with it. Enterprise Greece is the new body that incorporates Invest in Greece along with the mandate of the Hellenic Foreign Trade Board, among others. That means that we can now focus on the big picture—investment and trade—and engage the global business community from a more inclusive, exhaustive, and holistic perspective.

And the global business community now has one central body—Enterprise Greece—with which to conduct its trade and investment enquiries.

Healthy growth relies on a sustainable investment model combined with vibrant international trade. Today, as Greece emerges from a prolonged crisis, our model going forward is to build on an environment based on successful structural reforms, far less bureaucracy, and a framework that welcomes business, investment, and expanded trade.

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SPEAK OUT

A High-Tech (and High-Energy) Ecosystem
Yiannis Kotsis-Giannarakis, General Manager, the Association of Hellenic Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC), discusses one of the most vibrant sectors of the Greek economy.
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HIGHLIGHT

Greece’s Residence Permit Programme
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INVESTMENT NEWS  
Samsung to Create Training Hub in Greece
Samsung Medison a subsidiary of the multinational giant, intends to create a training centre in the domain of healthcare equipment in Greece in cooperation with the University of Athens.
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ANALYSIS  
Greece Improves in World Bank’s “Doing Business” Report
A new World Bank Group report finds that Greece’s standing on the ease of doing business continues to improve. With the report’s expansion of several indicator sets and change in the ranking system factored in, Greece’s doing business rank is now 61.
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NETWORKING NEW MARKETS  
Promoting Greek Products to Global Markets
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  NEWSWIRE  
Real Estate Investment—Optimism
Grivalia Properties, former Eurobank Properties, on October 15 unveiled investment plans worth 500 million Euro in Greece over the next three years.
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  OUTREACH  
World Economic Forum in China
Enterprise Greece supported the Greek delegation to the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which took place in Tianjin, China, on September 10-12, 2014.
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  IQ - INNOVATION QUOTIENT  
Greek Teen Creates Smartglasses Prototype
One of the most important outcomes of technology advances is assistance for people with limited vision, hearing, speech or mobility.
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REGIONAL GREECE  
Major Infrastructure Upgrades
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SUCCESS STORY  
19 Greek Olive Oils Among the World’s Best for 2014
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FDI GREECE
Blackstone Private Equity Group Acquired a 10 Percent Stake in Greek Real Estate Developer Lamda
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TRENDS & TRADEWINDS
EDF Preparing to Invest 450 Million Euro in Crete
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