ECONOMY

Week ahead

Monday

Senior European Union, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank officials start inspection visit to Athens to monitor progress on bailout plan and decide whether Greece has met the conditions for the next 15-billion-euro tranche of financial aid.

Tuesday

The Eurogroup’s chairman, Jean-Claude Juncker, pays a visit to Athens. He is scheduled to meet Prime Minister George Papandreou, Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou and main opposition New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras. A short press conference is planned after he meets with Papandreou.

The Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) is to auction 300 million euros of 26-week treasury bills. (Info: www.pdma.gr)

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) holds a discussion titled «Europe in Crisis» at the main offices of National Bank (82-84 Aeolou, Athens), starting at 7 p.m. Joschka Fischer, a former German vice chancellor and foreign minister, is scheduled to speak. The discussion will be broadcast on www.eliamep.gr.

Chartered accountant and tax expert Dimitris Kromidas holds a presentation on how the Greek-Canadian double-tax agreement affects Canadian citizens resident in Greece, as well as their tax and pension benefits. Starts at 7 p.m. at the Canadian Institute in Greece (7 Dionisiou Aiginitou, Ilisia). Call 210.7223.201 for details.

Eurobank EFG holds a repeat general shareholders meeting at its head office at 10 a.m. (Info: www.eurobank.gr)

The Hellenic Association of Vocational Training Centers (ELSEKEK) holds press conference at midday at the Titania Hotel in Athens.

Wednesday

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) is scheduled to release industrial output data for the month of December. (Info: www.statistics.gr)

Coca-Cola Hellenic is scheduled to release its full-year 2010 earnings figures before the start of trade on the Athens bourse. (Info: www.coca-colahellenic.com)

The small industry chamber of Piraeus holds a conference on costing goods and services, starting at 6 p.m. at 111 Karaiskou Street in Piraeus. (Info: www.bep.gr)

Thursday

ELSTAT releases January consumer price inflation data and November unemployment figures. (Info: www.statistics.gr)

Hellenic Exchanges holds an event to mark the listing of new shares arising from Piraeus Bank’s rights issue, starting at 10 a.m. at its offices. Piraeus Bank Chairman Michalis Sallas is to launch the day’s Athens bourse session.

Friday

PDMA announces the amount to be auctioned at an upcoming 12-week T-bill auction. (Info: www.pdma.gr)

ELSTAT releases data on industrial import prices for December. (Info: www.statistics.gr)

Emporiki Bank, which is majority-owned by Credit Agricole, is due to release its 2010 full-year earnings after the close of trade on the Athens bourse. (Info: www.emporiki.gr)

The Bank of Greece and the South East European Studies program at Oxford (SEESOX) hold a conference on achieving sustainable growth in Southeastern Europe at BoG’s head office, starting at 10 a.m. Speakers include Bob Traa, head of the IMF delegation in Athens, Ardian Fullani, governor of the Bank of Albania, Durmus Yilmaz, Turkey’s central bank governor, Ivan Iskrov, Bulgarian national bank governor, and Dejan Soskic, National Bank of Serbia governor.

Closed-end fund Alpha Trust Andromeda holds its annual shareholders general meeting at 9.30 a.m. at its offices. (Info: www.alphatrust.gr/andromeda.htm)