我们需要中远集团的投资《财富》专访希腊央行行长

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我们需要中远集团的投资《财富》专访希腊央行行长

Itishardtoimagineamoreunsettlingdescriptionofone’scountrythansayingthat“theeconomyisonalowflightpath…anditcontainsbombswithlightedfuses.”ThatassessmentcamefromGreece’snewfinanceminister,ChristosStaikouras,earlierJulywhenhewasswornintooffice,aftertheconservativeNewDemocracypartytrounc,newPrimeMinisterKyriakosMitsotakis—aHarvard-educatedventurecapitalist—hastheurgenttaskofensuringthatthosebombsdonotexplodeinmidair,muchastheydidintheearly2010s,whenGreeceteet’spainislegion:ItsGDPhasshrunk26%ineightyears—thebiggestrecessioninhistoryofanycountryinpeacetime,$300billionfromtheIMFandtheEuropeanUnion,Greece’,inparticulartoChina,whosestate-ownedshippinggiantCoscoShippingGroupnowownsGreece’sbiggestport,’sFortune,wetraveledtoPiraeustodescribehowthatdealbecamecriticaltoGreece’seconomy,andtoChinesePresidentXiJinping’,“MynumberonepriorityistomakeGreeceanattractivedestinationforcapital,”andvowedtocutcorporatetaxesfrom28%to20%,,Mitsotakissays,,Mitsotakis’sgovernmenthasapprovedCosco’sexpansionplansinPiraeusfornewfive-starhotelsandaluxuryshoppingmall—investmentsthatTspiras’’seconomystillhasalongrecoveryahead,aswediscoveredwhenwesatdowninAthensw’saneditedversionofourinterview:FORTUNE:IstheGreekeconomiccrisisoverYannisStournaris:,,thereisthelegacyofthecrisis,,,thehighdebts,non-performingloans,“anumberofyears”whatisyourpredictionofwhenyouwilltrulybeoutofthiscrisisTobringdownadebtof180%ofGDPtobelow100%,’sinvestmentintheportofPiraeus,%%,orborrowingconditionsareverydifficult,,eofthem,veryvery,,therehasbeenanaveragereductionofincomeofmorethan25%,veryserious,%,,–theshrinkingpopulationHundredsofthousandsoftalentedpeoplehaveleftGreecetoworkabroad,,butimmediately,byachievinghighergrowthandcreatinggoodnewjobs,—,andintheshorttermthatmeansweneedtodostructuralreforms,,Greeceneedsforeigndirectinvestment—immediately.。