ECONOMY

Week ahead

Monday

President Karolos Papoulias to meet at 2 p.m. with Iranian Vice President for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Hamid Baghaei.

Finance Minister Giorgos Papaconstantinou to take part in Eurogroup and ECOFIN meeting in Brussels, today and tomorrow.

Metro and Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) workers walk off the job between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Tuesday

Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) to auction 13-week treasury bills. (Info: www.pdma.gr)

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to unveil flash estimates on fourth-quarter gross domestic product data. (Info: www.statistics.gr)

Geniki Bank, a subsidiary of France’s Societe Generale, to unveil 2010 earnings data. (Info: www.geniki.gr)

The Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING) to organize two-day event (today and tomorrow) focusing on business cooperation in Valencia, Spain, as part of ECOFIRA 2011 exhibition. (Info: www.sbbe.gr)

Workers on all forms of public transport walk off the job for 24 hours in opposition to a draft bill streamlining public transport being voted on today by lawmakers.

Wednesday

Textile company Biokarpet is holding an extraordinary shareholders meeting at its headquarters at 10 a.m. (Info: www.biokarpet.gr)

Thursday

The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) to hold public discussion on whether there is a need to change the direction of Greece’s foreign policy, at the Athens Stock Exchange’s old headquarters, Pesmazoglou 1, Athens, at 7 p.m.

Exhibition on renewable energy and technology, Energy Tech 2011, starts in Thessaloniki’s Helexpo and runs through to Sunday. (Info: www.helexpo.gr)

Friday

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) is organizing a presentation at the King George Hotel, Athens, at 10 a.m. BSTDB President Andrey Kondakov and Yiannis Drymoussis, secretary general of the Regional Development and Competitiveness Ministry, are among the speakers.

ELSTAT to release December data on industrial turnover and industrial new orders. Greece’s EU harmonized consumer price index for January also expected. (Info: www.statistics.gr)

Bank of Greece to release current account data for December. (Info: www.bankofgreece.gr)