Eurobank steps up business support

Eurobank Ergasias SA presented a plan to boost financing to Greek businesses and exporters as the country enters its fifth straight year of recession.

?The goal is to help businesses successfully manage the challenges of international competition,? Athens-based Eurobank said in an e-mailed presentation on Wednesday.

More than 2 billion euros of loans have been granted since 2009 to groups operating in industries including tourism, export-driven businesses and renewable energy, Eurobank said in the presentation. [Bloomberg]