ECONOMY

PM meets with top executives to boost investments

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Laurent Freixe, Nestle’s zone director for Europe, on Monday discussed plans by the world’s largest food company to expand its cooperation with Greek suppliers. The scheme is part of Nestle’s plan to create 10,000 more jobs in Europe, of which 600 will be in Greece. Samaras also met with IBM’s CEO Virginia Rometty and its head in Greece, Spyros Poulidas, to discuss how the corporation’s plans can help the government’s goal to turn the country into a technology and innovation hub. The IMB officials said the firm intends to provide software to the country’s universities free of charge for teaching and research purposes, as well as to cooperate on graduate programs in big data and business analytics and employ young people with excellent academic records.