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Watsa to ask Athens for incentives that will attract foreign funds

YIANNIS PAPADOYIANNIS

Prem Watsa (right) at Eurobank on Monday.

TAGS: Economy

The president and chief executive officer of Fairfax Financial Holdings, Prem Watsa, said on a visit to Eurobank on Monday that "Greece has strong growth potential. To unleash this, young talent must stay in the country and be provided with the know-how and financial backing they need to flourish."

He went on to stress that Greece has the potential for far higher growth rates than those estimated, referring to the case of Ireland.

In his meetings with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday, Watsa will call for incentives to attract foreign funds.

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