ECONOMY

Week ahead

Monday

Buses are to hold a work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., trolley buses will not operate from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) will not run between noon and 4 p.m.

The US Consulate in Greece will be closed in observance of President?s Day.

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce is organizing a two-day seminar on ?How to Do Business in the USA,? starting at 11 a.m. at that Hilton Hotel. Tel. 210.614.0712.

Prime Minister George Papandreou on two-day official visit to Berlin.

The National Confederation of Greek Traders (ESEE) holds press conference at its offices at 11.30 a.m. on three-day protest action to be launched by store owners, starting today and running through to Wednesday. ESEE President Vassilis Korkidis will also present study on the fiscal and social impact of businesses closing down.

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) to announce November data on construction activity and December figures on Greece?s merchant marine fleet. (Info:www.statistics.gr)

Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry holds seminar on new tax laws and their impact on businesses at 6 p.m. at its offices, 29 Tsimiski. (Info: www.ebeth.gr)

Plastics manufacturer Flexopack holds extraordinary shareholders meeting at its office at 2 p.m. (Info: www.flexopack.gr)

Tuesday

Trolley buses will not run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a work stoppage.

Second Annual Capital Link Greek Shipping Conference on ?Navigating Challenges and Capturing Opportunities? to be held at the Hilton Hotel, starting at 9.30 a.m. NYSE Euronext Managing Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa Stefan Jekel and ABN AMRO Head of Investment Strategy Guy Verbene, are among the speakers. (Info: Http://forums. capitallink.com/shipping/2011greece/index.html)

Refrigerator maker Frigoglass announces 2010 earnings figures before the start of trade on the Athens bourse. (Info: www.frigoglass.com)

Wednesday

Greek unions have called a 24-hour strike across the public and private sector. Buses and ferries will not operate and the Kifissia-Piraeus electric railway (ISAP) will only operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Journalists and lawyers will also strike for 24 hours.

The US Consulate in Greece will be closed for internal administrative reasons, as is normal on the last Wednesday of every month.

Hellenic Exchanges to host event at 10 a.m. marking the first day of trading of new shares arising from Marfin Popular Bank?s rights issue. Efthimios Bouloutas, CEO of Marfin Popular Bank, to speak.

Prime Minister George Papandreou visits Helsinki.

Thursday

Oil refinery Hellenic Petroleum (www.elpe.gr) and Eurobank EFG (www.eurobank.gr) to release 2010 earnings figures. Toy retailer Jumbo (www.jumbo.gr) set to unveil first-half results.

The third International Supply Chain and Logistics exhibition begins at the Olympic Fencing Center, Elliniko, through to Sunday. (Info: www.supplychainexpo.gr/en/site)

The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) presents study ?Independent authorities in the economic sector: Thoughts and valuations? at 8 Karytsi Square, at 6 p.m. (Info:www.iobe.gr)

Friday

Buses to hold a work stoppage from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

OTE telecom to release full-year earnings before the start of trade on the Athens bourse.(Info:www.ote.gr)