ECONOMY

  • The US financial crisis from A to Z

    The US financial crisis from A to Z

    Alexis Papachelas travels to New York, where the biggest financial crisis of the last decades began, and looks into the mistakes and omissions that opened “Pandora’s box” for stockbrokers, economists, and common Americans. From within the trading room of the New York Stock Exchange, the show’s camera records the agony of America, while in Wall Street, heart of the biggest corporations in the world, Alexis Papahelas discovers the difference between today and yesterday, and meets the Greek former CEO of Lehman Brothers and the famous economist Nouriel Roubini.

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  • Derailed...

    Derailed...

    Sofia Papaioannou probes the Greek Railway Organization in order to discover why the state enterprise with the second largest real estate assets in Greece presents a deficit that verge on 800 million euros. “The new Files” take the GRO train and explore the reasons why the world’s safest transportation means is not so safe when it comes to Greece. Moreover, in Athens and Thessaloniki, Sofia Papaioannou seeks out historical mistakes and occasions of mismanagement of the GRO, and finds out how a simple route can end up costing at least 80 euros more than the price of its ticket.

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  • The global crisis

    The global crisis

    Alexis Papahelas explores the financial crisis and talks to Martin Wolf, well-known analyst of the Financial Times, about its repercussions in Europe.

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  • SIEMENS: the trial

    SIEMENS: the trial

    Following years of Swiss and German-led investigations into one of the biggest corporate corruption scandals in history, last week a high-ranking SIEMENS official became the first to find himself in the dock over the company’s ‘black money’. On the trial’s very first day he revealed how every year SIEMENS Hellas would seek and obtain slush fund money for the ‘cultivation’ of the Greek political scene. In Munich, Tasos Telloglou follows each twist and turn of the case. He meets the person who publicly denounced the manager of the slush fund as well as key witnesses in the case: former handlers of the ‘Greek bribes’. Back in Athens, and while the Greek examiner prepares to file charges, Tasos Telloglou de...

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  • SIEMENS: New Revelations

    SIEMENS: New Revelations

    Continuing his investigation into the SIEMENS scandal, Tasos Telloglou brings new facts to light about Greece’s most significant case of political corruption and bribery. The New Files traveled to the Principality of Liechtenstein, a country long known for its ‘secure’ banking system. In a revealing interview, the country’s Attorney General describes how his special police officers became the first to identify the accounts used for the SIEMENS slush funds, held in several banks including even that of the royal family of Lichtenstein. The New Files reveal the notes handwritten by the Greeks, the extraordinary trail of money transfers around the multimillion euro security systems set up for the 2004 Olympic Games...

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