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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-01-09

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  • [01] SYRIZA leader to speak at Brooking Institute
  • [02] The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies
  • [03] IIF chief : Greece to return to markets 'sooner than predicted'
  • [04] Foreign investors cut participation in ASE capitatlization

  • [01] SYRIZA leader to speak at Brooking Institute

    AMNA--Main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras will speak on January 22 at the Brooking Institute in New York, according to the American Institute's announcement released on Wednesday.

    Tsipras' address will focus on the future economic challenges, Greece's prospects and the policies Europe and Greece should follow to deal with the economic crisis.

    [02] The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The ongoing turmoil over the "Lagarde list», the new taxation system and the new tax burden for salary earners and pensioners, mostly dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.

    AVGHI: "The collusion's name is Antonis Samaras (prime minister)".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Vertigo in parliament over the Lagarde list".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Transferences tsunami in core public sector".

    ESTIA: "Socialists' huge blunders".

    ETHNOS: "New 'rodents' mafia in tax bureaus".

    IMERISSIA: "Who will pay 2.3 billion in additional taxes".

    KATHIMERINI: "Independent Greeks alignment with Golden Dawn (Chryssi Avghi)".

    LOGOS: "Financial Crimes Squad looking for the 'black' money".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Tax reversal in banks' recapitalization".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Tax relief measures for the people".

    TA NEA: "Four ballots and a ghost".

    6 DAYS: "They 'opened' the USB (memory stick) at last".

    [03] IIF chief : Greece to return to markets 'sooner than predicted'

    Institute of International Finance (IIF) managing director Charles Dallara anticipates that Greece will return to the money markets sooner than predicted, provided that the country further consolidates its credibility and the eurozone and International Monetary Fund (IMF) manifest their solidarity.

    In an interview with TA NEA newspaper appearing on Wednesday, Dallara anticipated the investors will return to Greece in 2013, and indeed "not only for financial investments but also for investments in the real economy.

    For that reason, progress must be achieved immediately in the privations, he said. As for the tax reform, Dallara underlined that it is of "vital importance for the attraction of investments", as is the "strict implementation of the fiscal commitments".

    Dallara, whose term ends on February 1 after 20 years at the helm of the IIF, called the decision taken by then French President Nicolas Sarkozi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Deauville in October 2010 to involve the private sector in the Greek bailout a "huge mistake" that "let to immense pressures of the state debt markets".

    Dallara further ascertained a change in the rationale of the Greek politicians.

    [04] Foreign investors cut participation in ASE capitatlization

    AMNA--Foreign investors slightly cut their participation in the capitalization of the Athens Stock Exchange at the end of 2012 to 50.1 pct, from 50.9 pct a year earlier, while the market's capitalization jumped 29.24 pct in 2012 to 34.43 billion euros from 26.64 billion euros in 2011.

    Foreign investors cut their participation in the Greek market's capitalization to 50.1 pct in December from 51.4 pct in November, while Greek investors raised their participation to 48.3 pct from 47 pct over the same periods, respectively.amna

    Foreign investors were net buyers in December with capital inflows totaling 78.12 million euros, while Greek investors were net sellers with capital outflows totaling 80.97 million euros.

    The value of transactions totaled 967.47 million euros in December, down 31 pct from November, but up 62.1 pct from December 2011. Average daily turnover also fell in December to 53.75 million euros, from 63.72 million euros in November.amna

    The number of active investor codes fell to 30,076 in December, from 37,587 in November, but up from 24,675 in December 2011.

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