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Invest in Greece forum next month in New York

The 21st Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum will be held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Monday, December 9.
The event has a 21-year track record and this year is expecting to see 1,000-plus delegates and government leaders from Greece, Europe and the US as well as business leaders and top executives from the investment, financial and business communities.

Over and above individuals and governments

Instead of celebrating the bicentennial of our independence from the Ottomans in the way we ought to and deserve, I wouldn't put it beyond us to find another pretext to divide us.

This could entail insults on social media and clashes over whether the struggle for independence was class-based or not, as well as acrimonious debates over the role of the Church and other such things. 

Inaugural Southeast Europe conference in Washington

Business leaders, policy makers and think-tank experts are to converge in Washington on Monday for the inaugural Southeast Europe & East Med conference, a joint initiative of the Delphi Economic Forum and Kathimerini aimed at boosting dialogue and the potential for cooperation between the US and countries in the Southeastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean region. 

Inaugural Southeast Europe & East Med conference held in Washington

Business leaders, policy makers and think-tank experts are to converge in Washington on Monday for the inaugural Southeast Europe & East Med conference, a joint initiative of Kathimerini and the Delphi Economic Forum aimed at boosting dialogue and the potential for cooperation between the US and countries in the Southeastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean region. 

'Turkey should step up efforts on zero target for mother deaths'

Professor Ayşe Akın received a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) award last week in Nairobi, Kenya at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICDP25) for her contribution to the health of women at the global and national levels since 1994, when the first ICDP took place in Cairo, which she had also attended.

Editorial : Rotten apples

The new government which was elected on 7 July has been in office for five months and by all accounts has done substantial work.

Turkey committed to Kanal Istanbul project

The Turkish government is committed to moving forward with the construction of the multibillion-dollar giant Kanal Istanbul project, the transportation minister has said, informing that companies from Benelux countries have shown a big interest in the project whose planning stage is about to be concluded.

Tsitsipas wins ATP Finals title

Stefanos Tsitsipas has beaten Dominic Thiem in 3 sets to win ATP Finals title.

Tsitsipas rallied to beat Thiem 6-7 (6), 6-2, 7-6 (4) on Sunday to become the youngest ATP Finals champion in 18 years and collect the biggest title of his career.

Aris has dropped to the bottom of the Basket League table

Historic Aris is left alone at the bottom of the Basket League after a 26-point loss at Ifaistos on Saturday, while Promitheas suffered a shock defeat at Rethymno.

Aris was for more than a decade the undisputed king of Greek basketball, in the 1980s and early 1990s, but their recent financial problems have deprived Thessaloniki's Yellows of much of their strength.

Bond sales wave will not last for long

Last week's sudden wave of Greek government bond liquidation has made quite an impression on traders and experts in the market. It began just 24 hours after the yields on Greek securities dropped below those of Italian bonds for the first time since January 2008.

Banks dominate data on mergers and acquisitions

This year's mergers and acquisitions have seen an increase in the total value of transactions. Provisional data show that, in the first 11 months of the year, transactions already completed add up to more than those recorded over the full 12 months of 2018.

Dubious estate agents marring success of Golden Visa scheme

The performance and the reputation of the "Golden Visa" residence permit program in Greece are being tarnished by the presence of a number of companies that are of doubtful origin and solvency and have been active in the local market over the last couple of years despite lacking the necessary funds.

Inclusion of properties to boost revenues

In its review of objective values - property rates used for tax purposes - the Finance Ministry is aiming to include real estate valued at an estimated 80-100 billion euros and at least 7,000 new areas in the system.

Agenda

MONDAY

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visits the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.

Deputy Foreign Minister Antonis Diamataris begins an 11-day visit to the US and Canada. To November 28.

Workathlon launches the 3rd Series of Interactive Hospitality Talent Fairs at the 100% Hotel Show at the Mediterranean Expo Center in Paiania, eastern Attica. (Info: workathlon.com)

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