How do European companies respond to China’s slowdown?

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China has undertaken a study analysing the response of European companies to the slowdown of the Chinese economy. As the study suggests this slowdown remains the top business challenge. Pessimism about growth and profitability has forced European businesses to cut back significantly, particularly through headcount reduction: 39% are planning […]

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Goody’s-Everest approaches China

Greek company Goody’s-Everest, which belongs to  Vivartia Group seeks to continue its co-operation with foreign countries. China constitutes its new destination. As its CEO Athanasios Papanikolaou said to Athens News Agenet  ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ, «this policy remains a priority for the company  as it sees signifcant opportunities to develop i […]

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VIAN’s innovation acknowledged during Tranport & Logistics Awards 2015

The exceptional achievements of VIAN SA, a member of the VIANEX Group, were recognised as it received the Outstanding Performance Award in the category “Best Application of Sales & Operations Planning Processes” in the Transport & Logistics Awards. The award ceremony was held on May 25 with the aim of promoting excellence and innovation in the field of Logistics and Transportation […]

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The Athenian Brewery opens the door of China

The increase of exports is perhaps the most efficient business strategy for Greek companies endeavoring to overcome the difficulties of the ongoing crisis. A typical example is the Athenian Brewery company, the largest producer and distributor of beer in Greece having […]

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VIANEX expands by co-operating with BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB

From 1 April 2015, VIAN SA, a company in the VIANEX Group, will undertake the distribution and marketing of the Depon range of analgesics/antipyretics. Depon is the Νο1 product in the category of non-narcotic analgesics* with proven results for 43 years.All forms of Depon have the full confidence of […]

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VIANEX participated at psychopharmacology conference

VIANEX SA participated at the 4th pan-Hellenic conference on clinical psychopharmacology , which took place in Rhodes, at Lindos Princess hotel from 16 until 19 April 2015. This conference was organised  by the Greek Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology and was […]

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China has alternatives if Greece does not proceed

A discussion with Frank Sieren

Frank Sieren is one of the leading German China experts. And he is the only Western business journalist, who lives in China for more than 20 years.  A German bestselling author, documentary filmmaker and columnist for various media outlets he is […]

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The Athenian Brewery approaches the markets of China and Italy

Athenian Brewery embarks on a new export-orienting strategy by exporting Heineken beer to China and Italy. This was officially announced during a special event organised in its premises on 2 April 2015. In particular, the company has reached an agreement for the production of 160.000 hectoliters […]

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A Greek proposal for the privatization of the port of Piraeus

The Greek government seems determined to proceed with the privatization of Piraeus Port Authority. In so doing, various proposals are put on the table, which propose the creation of a joined venture for the acquisition of the 67.7% stake. One of the most interesting ones has been made by  the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

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Sino-Greek relations and the Piraeus port

As the Boao Forum for Asia was taking place, a Greek delegation consisting of Deputy Prime Minister Yannis Dragasakis and Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias was paying an official visit to China. Both developments are relevant to the Silk Road conomic belt and the 21st century maritime Silk Road initiatives Beijing […]

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