ECONOMY

  • The IMF on "The New Files"

    The IMF on "The New Files"

    The first interview since his arrival in the country of the head of the IMF mission in Athens Poul Thomsen, exclusively on the “New Files” and SKAI TV. Babis Papadimitriou puts all the tough questions to Poul Thomsen, the Deputy Director of the European Department of the IMF and head of its mission in Greece. Excerpts from the interview will be broadcasted on the SKAI News Bulletins at 18:00 and 21:00, while the entire interview will be broadcasted on tonight’s program of “The new Files”, that will also host the current Governor of the Bank of Greece,G. Provopoulos, in one of his rare interviews, with Alexis Papahelas and Babis Papadimitriou.

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  • Hollow counsel

    Hollow counsel

    New York, mid-September 2008. Tens of employees of one of the largest investment banks on the planet, Lehman Brothers, come out of their company offices in Manhattan, each carrying a box with their belongings. At the same time, in Athens, over two thousand Greeks watch on TV these pictures unroll before their eyes without realizing that they have lost the savings of a lifetime. A year and a half after the fall of the American colossus that signaled the onset of the global financial crisis, Tasos Telloglou investigates the fanciful techniques with which the Greek branch of Citibank convinced pensioners, housewives and entire families to invest 100 million euros in an “all-weather” financial product that would prove ...

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  • The Greek Madoff

    The Greek Madoff

    He is one of the most well-known stockbrokers in Athens, with publications in prestigious financial newspapers. His clients were doctors, businessmen and professors with sonorous names who trusted him blindly. Until one morning, a truck stopped outside his office in the center of Athens to pick up boxes, documents and archival material from the company of a man whom even some close friends today call “the Greek Madoff”. Tasos Telloglou unfolds the exciting story of the stockbroker who turned his clients into his persecutors when, after the outburst of the financial crisis, he denied them – as they say – the return of their money, which today amounts to almost ten million euros. For the first time, on the “New...

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  • Finance ministers sit on the same table

    Finance ministers sit on the same table

    What will the aid mechanism bring, what changes will we see in our lives, what kind of adjustments will be needed in the administration? Alexis Papachelas and Babis Papadimitriou talk to George Alogoskoufis, Yannos Papantoniou and Stefanos Manos about the real effect that the IMF and European help will have on Greek economy. Three ministers who steered the Greek financial system through significant benchmarks in the last two decades address, live for the first time, the challenges that the country will have to meet.

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  • Andreas Vgenopoulos

    Andreas Vgenopoulos

    President of MARFIN INVESTMENT GROUP Andreas Vgenopoulos, the businessman whose every statement triggers a debate, talks exclusively to Alexis Papachelas and Babis Papadimitriou about the possibility of bankruptcy in Greece, the odds of exiting the crisis, and the fracture point of the Greek political system.

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