The business environment in Greece continues to pose a challenge for both new and existing entrants according to the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research’s (IOBE) latest annual report on entrepreneurship in Greece.
A survey by the European Central Bank (ECB) looking into the purchasing habits of Europeans has found that cash is still the preferred method of payment for most Greeks despite efforts to encourage card and electronic payments.
The development of the former airport at Hellenikon is once again under scrutiny as investors voiced their worries that only one of 10 actions needed to start the project have been completed.
Record numbers of households and small businesses in Greek cities are switching from oil to natural gas for heating this winter.
The World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report showed that Greece fell several places to stand at 67 out of 190 countries surveyed. Last year’s report had put the country at 61.
The story of Greece’s property markets trials and triumphs over the last few years reads like the pages of a dramatic novel. There was the mighty rise followed by a sudden and brutal collapse, to today’s market which is steeped in rumour and speculation.
The second annual “Athens Conference of European Energy Law” took place on Friday at the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Greece has dropped one place in this year’s Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), standing at 87 overall out of 137 economies. The 87th spot was occupied by Algeria last year, which this year moved to number 86.
The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has called for a fairer system of taxing accommodation for tourists after a study highlighted the loss of tax revenue from unlicensed short-term rentals.
Tourism could generate an additional 5 billion euros for the Greek economy annually according to new research by the National Bank of Greece (NBG).