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Greek Daily News 24/11/2023

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ECONOMY

-More than 7 million Greek taxpayers pay reduced income taxes, totaling a substantial 3.87 billion euros after taking advantage of tax exemptions and deductions, according to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

-The top-10 supermarkets in Greece registered losses of 28% last year, with the net profitability index dropping to 1.34%, compared to 2.03% in 2021 according to the “Panorama of Greek Supermarkets” edition of Boussias Communications.

SHIPPING

The Greek fleet rose 0.1% in September 2023 on an annual basis, totaling 1,827 ships, while the total capacity of the Greek fleet dropped 2.6% in the same period, totaling 37,404,848 dwt, Kathimerini reported.

TOURISM

-A meeting between Cruise Lines International Association, the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, and the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held on Nov.22, with the aim of developing the cruise industry in Greece. The cruise industry annually generates 1.1 billion in Greek economy supporting more than 15,000 jobs.

-Xenia, the premium trade show targeted at the hotel and wider hospitality industry, will be held on 25-27 November 2023 at Metropolitan Expo in Athens.

-In January-October 2023, Greece’s 14 regional airports served 32.3 million passengers, up 8.4% compared to 2022 and 12% up compared to 2019, according to managing company Fraport.