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Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos One unicorn does not a Silicon Valley make: positive news on startup front also highlights limitations

By: Georgiou Nakou

Record investments in Greek startups and a number of headline-grabbing exits – including Greece’s first “unicorn” – have generated a lot of interest in the space which the government views as a national success story. A closer look at the numbers reveals positive trends over recent years, however it also highlights the need for some perspective around a subject that is often susceptible to hype.

Impact of inflation already widespread, but data suggests worse to come

Although the Greek authorities did not underestimate the wave of price hikes that started swelling in the summer, it is becoming evident in official data releases that inflation will be far-reaching and most likely will last for longer than the government had hoped or planned for.

Photo by EC - Audiovisual Service Discussion over PEPP, SGP draw attention to rising yields

The Greek sovereign debt market has enjoyed a buoyant period, largely thanks to the participation of the GGBs in the ECB’s emergency asset purchase of the pandemic codenamed PEPP, which pushed borrowing costs for the Greek state to historic lows.

Photo by MacroPolis Post-Covid era dawns on new landscape for bad debt in Greece

By: Georgia Nakou

At the peak of the Greek financial crisis, Greek banks had accumulated over 100 billion euros of bad loans. At the time, almost half of their outstanding loan amounts fell into this category, with borrowers falling behind on their repayments or deemed as being unlikely to pay.

Photo by Gerasimos Domenikos/Fosphotos Company closures dropped sharply during the pandemic

The number of enterprises in Greece that closed last year fell by more than a fifth last year, while the number of new start-ups was virtually unchanged from the year before, according to data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority.

Photo via https://flic.kr/p/4YVJXw Many obstacles to clear in Greece's digital leap

By: Georgia Nakou

Announcing the establishment by Microsoft of a regional cloud computing hub in Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that his government was focussing on “the digital transformation of government and the economy” as a critical step in achieving “Greece’s leap into the future, placing Greeks among the winners of the 4th industrial revolution”.

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