09 November, 2007
Economy and Finance Minister George Alogoskoufis rang the opening bell at Thursday’s session of the New York Stock Exchange.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the opening of the session, the Greek minister said the impact on Greek and European economies from international uncertainty on the future of the US economy will be very limited, since both Greek and European economic fundamentals were strong.
“With the policies implemented in the EU, all uncertainties will be dealt with successfully,” Alogoskoufis said.
During his stay in New York City, the Greek minister and the members of an accompanying business delegation will meet with foreign institutional investors and large international bank’s executives in order to present the Greek economy’s prospects, business and investment opportunities, especially during the annual Capital Link conference.
Alogoskoufis is accompanied by Economy Deputy Minister Yiannis Papathanasiou, ministry officials and local business executives.
Nine Greece-based companies are currently traded in the New York Stock Exchange (Aegean Marine Petroleum Inc, Danaos Corp., Diana Shipping, Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd, Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd., Navios Maritime Holdings, National Bank, Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE) and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. S.A.
Source: Athens News Agency