The unlikely estate agents

Banks have entered the market for selling or even renting real estate, disposing of real estate they already own. This disposal is done through websites they have created and on which they upload privately owned properties acquired through auctions, or display properties that are going to be auctioned at the initiative of the bank.

Strong Q1 for Cyprus’ economy

The Cypriot economy maintained strong momentum in the first quarter of 2023 with real GDP registering an annual growth rate of 3.4%, marking signs of a slowdown against the backdrop of the uncertain external environment and the restrictive monetary policy by the European Central Bank in a bid to wrestle inflation under control.

EBRD forecasts 2.5 percent growth for Turkish economy

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has predicted in its latest Regional Economic Prospects report that Türkiye's earthquake-hit economy will grow 2.5 percent in 2023.

This was lower than the 3 percent growth GDP expansion forecast in the previous report.

The Turkish growth is expected to bounce to 3 percent in 2024, according to the developments bank.

China economic data miss expectations

China's economic data for April missed expectations last month, official figures showed yesterday, as low demand and high youth unemployment led to a patchy recovery after lifting strict COVID rules.    

Retail sales - a key indicator of domestic consumer activity -- grew 18.4 percent on-year, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.    

Mytilineos nears green energy deal in North America

Mytilineos is close to reaching an agreement on green energy in North America, Evangelos Mytilineos, chairman and CEO of Mytilineos Energy & Metals, told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday.

In an interview, Mytilineos said that the framework in North America is very attractive and noted that in Europe the system is more bureaucratic and things move more slowly.

ATHEX: Benchmark closes at 9-year high

The market's growing optimism about political stability in Greece after the elections and the favorable views on Greek banks by foreign firms contributed to a significant rebound of local stocks on Tuesday that sent the Athens benchmark to levels unseen in nearly nine years. The price rise also came with an increase in turnover, which approached 100 million euros.