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Greek Daily News 03/04/2024

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ECONOMY

-The National Fund of Greece’s (Growthfund) net profits stood at 154 million euros in 2023, more than double the profits of the year 2022 (67 million euros). Dividend income for the year 2023 amounted to 177.4 million euros, more than double the previous year (74.2 million euros).

-The Gross Added Value for all sectors of the Greek economy grew by 1.2% in 2023, employment increased by 1.3%, while new business registrations moved higher by 6.1% last year compared to 2022, an economic analysis by Alpha Bank reveals.

-Greece exported 100.7 million US dollars worth of olive oil to the U.S. in 2023, representing approximately 4.7% of U.S olive oil imports (up from 3.3% in 2022), holding the 5th position in the market, based on reports from USA Trade Online and processed by the New York Office of Economic and Commercial Affairs.

-Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires includes 10 Greek entrepreneurs, investors and shipowners for 2024: Maria Angelicoussis, Aristotelis Mistakidis, Phillip Niarchos, George Prokopiou and family, Constantinos Martinos and family, Spiros Latsis and family, Vardis Vardinoyannis and family, Marianna Latsi and family, Andreas Martinos and family, Athanasios Martinos and family.

REAL ESTATE

-In January-March the average sale price of residences in Attica stood at 2,350 euros per square meter, compared to €2,070/sq.m. during the same period a year ago, an increase of 13.5%, according to data available from the online classifieds network Spitogatos.gr.

-Citizens of third countries can purchase a property and obtain a Golden Visa based on the “old” rules until August 30, 2024, Naftemporiki reported.

CULTURE

-The 2024 Athens Epidaurus Festival kicks off on June 1, with 93 productions over 85 days and the participation of 2,500 performers and creators from around the world, including a diverse program with outstanding global performers and new creators as well. For the program in English, visit: https://aefestival.gr/?lang=en.

GENERAL

The federation of public sector employees ADEDY has announced a 24-hour nationwide strike on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. AMNA reported.