Greek Fund Aims to Breathe Fresh Life Into Troubled Micro Firms

Nikolaos Karamouzis has honed his knowledge of Greece’s crisis-stricken economy over more than three decades in finance and perhaps sees investment opportunities where others fear to tread, Bloomberg News reported. The former banker is putting together a fund to invest in some of the struggling small and medium-sized enterprises that still play a critical role in the Greek economy, providing six out of 10 jobs -- twice the European Union average. Many are weighed down by soured loans but Karamouzis believes some retain significant potential if money is targeted in the right places. “The crisis has left behind a huge problem in the backbone of the Greek economy,” Karamouzis said in an interview. Read more