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Benaki Museum celebrates Islamic influence in Greece

Benaki Museum celebrates Islamic influence in Greece

Covering Islamic art from the 7th through the 19th centuries, the Benaki Islamic Art Museum in Athens’ historic centre boasts one of the world’s foremost collections, with masterpieces from India, Persia, Mesopotamia, the Middle East, Arabia, Egypt, North Africa, Sicily, Spain and Asia Minor. More than 10,000 works, including ceramics, gold, metalwork, textiles and glass, […]

Spotlight on Greece for Middle Eastern Business Leaders

Spotlight on Greece for Middle Eastern Business Leaders

There is a new generation of political leaders in Greece who are responsive and open for business, so said Rashad Magber, Secretary General of the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, at the Introducing Leaders’ CEO Roundtable for Greece and the Middle East in Athens during the first week of November. “For Middle Eastern companies, Greece is […]

The New Greece-Gateway to Europe

The New Greece-Gateway to Europe

Interview with Panagiotis Roumeliotis, non-executive Vice Chairman, Piraeus Bank. A group of shipowners in Piraeus founded Athens-based Banque du Pirée (Piraeus Bank) in 1916 to finance trade. Made public in 1975 and privatized again in 1991, the bank has grown in size and scope throughout the past century to become a market leader in the […]

Greece & China

Greece & China

Like China, Middle Eastern countries have stepped in where Western investors have failed to do so since Greece’s 2008 crisis. The rise in commercial relations between the European nation and the Middle East has been a surprising turn of events that has led to billions of Euros in investment, new commercial partners for Greek companies […]