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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 13-03-14

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Fairfax Holdings interested in National Bank's recapitalization process
  • [02] Greece gives 10 day extension in tender for Mikro Kavouri
  • [03] Greek embassy in Vienna hosts event promoting Greek islands
  • [04] Tourism Minister Kefaloyianni visits the city of Sendai in Japan

  • [01] Fairfax Holdings interested in National Bank's recapitalization process

    AMNA--The National Bank on Wednesday confirmed that Fairfax Holdings, a Canadian holdings company, was interested in participating in the bank's forthcoming share capital increase plan.

    In a statement, following a question by the Capital Market Commission, the National Bank said that in the framework of a recapitalization process of all Greek systemic banks it was examining alternative possibilities.

    Fairfax Holdings has expressed interest in participation in the recapitalization process of the expanded National Bank Group, the statement noted.amna

    Fairfax Holdings was founded in 1985 and is based in Toronto, Canada. Its activities aim at acquiring equity participation in companies seeking high returns and building long-term relations.

    National Bank is currently in an operational merger process with Eurobank.

    [02] Greece gives 10 day extension in tender for Mikro Kavouri

    AMNA--Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund on Wednesday announced a 10-day extension to a deadline for submitting interest in a first stage of a tender for the "Mikro Kavouri" peninsula in Vouliagmeni, Attica, due to increased interest expressed by Greek and international investors.amna

    The new deadline will be March 29, instead of March 19 initially planned. National Bank, in cooperation with the Fund has launched an international tender to find an investor with the aim to jointly exploit the bank's and the fund's assets in the peninsula, which include Astir Palace Vouliagmeni Hotel complex.

    [03] Greek embassy in Vienna hosts event promoting Greek islands

    AMNA-The Greek Ambassador in Vienna Themistoklis Dimidis on Wednesday addressed an event to promote tourism on the Aegean islands of Sifnos, Milos, Paros and Ios, held at the historic building of the Greek embassy in the city. The event on the four islands of the Cyclades group was organised by the Greek National Tourism Organisation's office in Austria.

    The ambassador praised the exceptional natural beauty of the islands and stressed the importance of promoting Greek tourism as a way of boosting the Greek economy and overcoming the crisis.amna

    Roughly half a million Austrians visit Greece each year, placing the small country of 8.4 million inhabitants at the top of the world list for tourist arrivals in Greece relative to its population.

    [04] Tourism Minister Kefaloyianni visits the city of Sendai in Japan

    AMNA--Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, who is on a formal visit to Japan, met on Wednesday with Sendai Mayor Emiko Okuyama and was briefed on the efforts made to rebuild the region destroyed by a devastating earthquake that hit the northeast coasts of the country two years ago.

    Kefalogianni presented the Sendai mayor with two drawings made by schoolchildren in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki and expressed support to the victims' families and also, her admiration for the Japanese people and the efforts they make to overcome the catastrophic consequences of the earthquake.

    After touring the city, Kefaloyianni noted that she "understands the pain and agony of the people," adding that "often problems and difficulties of daily life make people stronger".

    "The Greek people can understand the problems of the people of Sendai and the greater region because they too are tested socially and financially as a result of the recession plaguing Greece. We do not stop, we look toward the future and move ahead," Kefalogianni said. amna

    Kefalogianni is visiting Japan to promote tourism sector investments in Greece


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