New York.- Foreign investors are showing strong interest in participating in an investment forum, organized by Hellenic Exchanges in cooperation with the Hellenic-American Chamber and the support of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund in New York, June 5-6.
Socrates Lazaridis, chairman of the Athens Stock Exchange said foreign investment groups have shown great interest in the forum while new funds –which came to Greece last year- asked for information about Greek enterprises while many of them had contacted the Greek government. Lazaridis attributed this increased interest to progress made by the Greek economy, adding that the message which will be sent by Greek enterprises was that Greece was worth new investments. He noted that liquidity in the market was steadily rising, foreign institutional investors maintained and were enhancing their positions in the market, while listed companies with exports accounting for more than 60 pct of their turnover achieved a 51.9 pct increase in their share performance last year and by another 10.6 pct in 2013.
G. Grammatidis, president of Hellenic-American Chamber said the basic message of the forum focused on a new economic and business environment framework currently underway in Greece, also emphasizing on new opportunities arising and reforms made in Greece.
This year’s roadshow will bring together 28 Greek-listed enterprises, up from 15 in October 2012 and 15 in June 2011. The organizers have already planned 307 meetings, up from 267 in last year’s forum and 213 in 2011.