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foreign country project

hannah ritchie

on 24 May 2010

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POPULATION: 10,737,428 (July 2009 est.)
15-64 years: 66.6% (male 3,568,660/female 3,578,344)
Median Age:
total: 41.8 years
male: 40.7 years
female: 42.9 years (2009 est.)

Business Dress
men should wear dark colored business suits
women should wear dresses or business suits IMPORTS
machinery, transport equipment, fuels, chemicals
$64.27 billion (2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 39
$93.91 billion (2008 est.)
The total market value of all the goods and
services produced within the borders of a nation during a specified period.
$341 billion (2009 est.) country comparison to the world: 34
$347.9 billion (2008 est.)
$338 billion (2007 est.)
note: data are in 2009 US dollars

food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, textiles
$21.37 billion (2009 est.) country comparison to the world: 66
$29.14 billion (2008 est.)
ECONOMY very hospitable Education Level
96% of 15 year olds can read and write
Male: 97.8%
Female: 94.2%
School Life Expectancy is 17 years old
GREEK PEOPLE nepotism is acceptable
family is the basis of social structure connections are everything euros (EUR) per US dollar - 0.7338 (2009), 0.6827 (2008), 0.7345 (2007), 0.7964 (2006), 0.8041 (2005) Handshake is most common for business
an embrace and kiss on the cheek is saved for more personal friends and acquantices

maintain direct eye contact Gift Giving...
small wrapped gifts
Greeks celebrate namedays
not needed for business
needs to be moderately inexpensive Hot Topics to Avoid
former Yugoslavia politics
Cypress Issue Timing
Being 30 minutes late is considered punctual
GREEK BUSINESS several people may speak at the
same time during meetings.
meetings are not usually structured
deadlines may be seen as guidelines
Natural Resources: Lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydropower Government: Parliamentary
Republic The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic GREECE Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, with a height of 2,919m. The yo-yo origninated
in Greece Athens, Greece is the capitol city The olympics started in Olympia
around 775 BC
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