Change of environment

The fact that six out of 10 Greek businesses don't have a single employee underscores the fundamental shortcomings of the local economy. 

The environment needed to liberate creative potential from the culture of the "mom-and-pop store," which frequently fosters informal economic activity and under-the-table labor, is still lacking.

EFKA has seven priorities scheduled

The planning of the Single Social Security Entity (EFKA) for the next few months provides for the closure of tens of thousands of pending issues.

Retroactive refunds to tens of thousands of insured persons, the cancellation of debts that have not been sought for 10 years, as well as "rebates" for payment of contributions are to be dealt with by this fall.

US Congress approves funding for Elefsis Shipyards

The US Congress has approved financing through borrowing for ONEX Shipyards to carry out the consolidation plan for Elefsis Shipyards.

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), America's development bank, will provide the amount of $125 million.

This financing will be the first so far from DFC for Greece.

UK recession fears mount

Fears that the British economy is heading for recession mounted sharply after the Bank of England raised borrowing costs by more than anticipated.

The Bank of England on June 22 decided to lift its main interest rate by half a percentage point to a fresh 15-year high of 5 percent.

Exports climb to $22 billion in May

Türkiye's exports rose 14.4 percent from a year ago to $21.7 billion in May, after plunging 17 percent annually in the previous month, data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) have shown.

Imports, which declined nearly 5 percent in April, increased by 15.5 percent last month to stand at $34.2 billion.