ECONOMY

Agenda

Monday

The Athens metro and the Kifissia to Piraeus electric railway hold a 24-hour strike. Buses will hold a work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Deputy Foreign Minister Spyros Kouvelis will present Greece?s 2011 economic diplomacy program as well as an assessment of economic diplomacy actions for the year 2010, at the Ministry at 11 a.m.

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) due to release November retail sales data. More information is available at www.statistics.gr.

Deputy Labor and Social Insurance Minister Anna Dalara and the president of social housing organization OEE Vasiliki Tsimbida to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. on plans for 2011 at the ministry, Stadiou 29. More information is available at www.ypakp.gr.

Tuesday

Medical doctors working for the Social Security Foundation (IKA) begin a four-day strike in protest at the government bill on health. Hospital doctors will hold a four-hour work stoppage from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Greek Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers? Index (PMI) for January scheduled for release.

Wednesday

Construction group Ellaktor will hold a company presentation at the Institutional Investors Association, at 4.30 p.m.

Interbeton Domika, a subsidiary of cement company Titan, holds a one-day conference on health and safety standards and practices at work sites at the Hotel Du Lac in Ioannina, starting at 5 p.m. More information is available at www.titan.gr.

Construction company Domiki Kritis to hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting at company headquarters at 10 a.m. More information available at www.domik.gr.

The 7th annual International Meetings and Incentives Conference (IMIC) is set to take place at the Athens Concert Hall?s Megaron Athens International Conference Center, themed ?Valuing the Food Experience.? Runs through Wednesday. For more information log on to http://imic2011.conferences.gr.

Thursday

A pan-European forum on ?Gaming and Social Responsibility: Corporate Culture or State Coercion?? is to be held at the Royal Olympic Athens Hotel, at 10 a.m. Giorgos Christodoulakis, the Finance Ministry?s secretary general for privatization, will deliver the keynote speech.

Friday

ELSTAT releases data on new car permits for January. More information at www.statistics.gr.

Saturday

Senior representatives of the European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund and European Commission expected in Athens to perform checks on the Greek economy, ahead of the fourth, 15-billion-euro tranche of EU-IMF rescue funds due in March.