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Δεκέμβριος 2013

EDITORIAL

 

Stephanos Issaias
Chief Executive Officer


Greece’s significant improvements during 2013 should be a welcome, and encouraging, sign for investors around the world. Greece enjoyed its best tourism season ever, with more than 17.5 million visitors, a significant achievement for a country with a population of 11 million. 

Investor sentiment rose across the board, with breakthrough news related to Greece as a logistics hub for Europe. In addition, the TAP agreement places Greece at the center of a major new energy transport infrastructure, and the hopeful signs for hydrocarbon discoveries—both gas and petroleum—in Greece are leading us to a new frontier.

Investor interest in Greece during 2013 was promising and strong. At fora in the United States, Asia, the European Union, and the Middle East, Greece was at the center of the radar screen. Investment opportunities are fully recognized and the buzz is audible. Μore than acknowledging the vast opportunities available, in 2013 we saw increasing numbers of international investors actively engaging in Greece and buying an option in the Greek recovery. 

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Vanshap Investing in Greece
Evan Vanderveer, Managing Partner at Vanshap Capital in the United States, on why Vanshap believes Greece represents an attractive investment destination.
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HIGHLIGHT

Invest in Greece Ombudsman Presents 6-Month Report
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INVESTMENT NEWS  
Dufry to Acquire Remaining 49% of Hellenic Duty Free Shops
Dufry has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining 49% equity stake of Hellenic Duty Free from Greece’s Folli Follie Group.
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NEWSWIRE  
Huawei Launches Major Pilot Project at Port of Piraeus
Chinese technology and communication solutions giant Huawei inaugurated on December 12 a pilot distribution centre at Piraeus port, another significant step enhancing cooperation between Greece and China.
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FDI GREECE  
Σellas-Fosun Agreement Set to Generate €388 Million in Cancer and Diabetes Research
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  SUCCESS STORY  
York Capital Invests €100 Million in GEK TERNA GROUP
Greece’s GEK TERNA Group of Companies and York Capital Management have reached an agreement for York Capital to invest €100 million in GEK TERNA.
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  REGIONAL GREECE  
Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production
As Greece readies for a new era of developing its hydrocarbon reserves, international interest grows in relation to investment opportunities.
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  NETWORKING NEW MARKETS  
Inviting South Africans to Invest in Greece
An official Greek Delegation headed by Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Kyriakos Gerontopoulos visited South Africa in November 2013 and invited South African businesspeople to make investments in Greece.
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OUTREACH  
Prime Minister Meets U.S. Commerce Secretary Pritzker
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IQ - INNOVATION QUOTIENT  
Nokia, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Delhaize Invest in Greece
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TRENDS & TRADEWINDS
Greece: Significant Improvement in Ease of Doing Business
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ANALYSIS
Endeavor: Entrepreneurship and Investment Opportunities in Greece
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