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Strategy focuses on debt sustainability
By Sotiris Nikas
Greece’s state debt amounted to 174.1 percent of gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2014 according to data released on Tuesday by Eurostat. Greece has the highest debt as a percentage of GDP in the 28-member European Union and its level highlights the need for an intervention to lighten it further.
 INSIDE BUSINESS
Number of firms filing for bankruptcy in Greece drops
The number of companies that filed for bankruptcy in Greece last year declined by 5.5 percent from 2012, according to ICAP Group d...
TAIPED finally finds suitors for Afandou properties
Following the third sale announcement, state privatization fund TAIPED has managed to find five candidate buyers for the two plots...
Traders say last weekend proved Sunday opening is pointless
About 40 percent of retail stores remained closed last Sunday, while consumer traffic in most commercial districts was subdued, ac...
Fight for ADMIE privatization ends
The tender for the sale of Greece’s Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) appears to have changed course since it seems ...
Strategy focuses on debt sustainability
Greece’s state debt amounted to 174.1 percent of gross domestic product in the first quarter of 2014 according to data released on...
Minor gains at the end of up-and-down bourse session
The main index of the Greek bourse fluctuated in a rather narrow range on Tuesday before finally ending the session with marginal ...
Ryanair to table bid for Cyprus Airways
Ryanair will probably submit an expression of interest in troubled Cyprus Airways, which is up for sale, Chief Executive Michael O...
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Fight for ADMIE privatization ends
 
By Chryssa Liaggou
The tender for the sale of Greece’s Independent Power Transmission Operator (ADMIE) appears to have changed course since it seems the State Grid Corporation of China is set to buy a sizable stake in a vehicle controlling Italian operator Terna.

Traders say last weekend proved Sunday opening is pointless
 
By Dimitra Manifava
About 40 percent of retail stores remained closed last Sunday, while consumer traffic in most commercial districts was subdued, according to a survey conducted by the Commerce and Services Institute of the National Confederation of Greek Commerce (ESEE).
 
INTERVIEW
NIKOS MARANTZIDIS
Why and how people act
By Katerina Bakoyannis
In the wake of the recent attack on Nikos Marantzidis, the University of Macedonia professor talks about history, myth and failed dialogue.
EXHIBITION
COSTUMES
Handmade Greek fashion history
By Elis Kiss
Tracing developments in local attire from the 18th to the early 20th century, “Patterns of Magnificence: Tradition and Reinvention in Greek Women’s Costume” was developed by the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation (PLI), a cultural organization based in Nafplio, in the Peloponnese, currently celebrating 40 years of operations.
SOCIETY
KETHEA
A lifeline for addicts
By Alexandra Giannidi
Six years into a deep recession that has seen Greece slash its healthcare budget and society come under great pressure, those working at KETHEA, one of the country's biggest drug therapy networks, are being forced to deal with the fallout.
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2. TAIPED finally finds suitors for Afandou properties
3. Traders say last weekend proved Sunday opening is pointless
4. Fight for ADMIE privatization ends
5. Strategy focuses on debt sustainability
6. Minor gains at the end of up-and-down bourse session
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