ECONOMY

Alogoskoufis talks business in China

Tourism and shipping are the two economic sectors where Greek-Chinese cooperation has advanced the most, Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis said yesterday, after a meeting with China’s Trade Minister Bo Xilai in Beijing. Alogoskoufis and Bo discussed Chinese interest in acquiring stakes in Greece’s two biggest ports, those of Piraeus and Thessaloniki. The Chinese want to control container operations at both ports. Alogoskoufis further said Greece could export to China a wide range of products, including marble, canned foods, integrated electrical circuits, cotton, oil products, copper and other metals. Alogoskoufis was accompanied by several Greek businesspeople who held talks with their Chinese counterparts.