September 1st and it's back to business after the summer season as people return to work or school. And everyone's talking about issues that really matter to us here in the Balkans, regardless of our chosen occupation. For example, where are interest rates headed so that we can make plans? Will there be greater access to conventional as well as lesser known sources of capital for the private sector that is an engine for employment and our economic growth? Is our Balkan banking system safe and reliable in spite of the challenges currently experienced by the Greek banks – which also have Greek-owned subsidiaries across several Balkan countries? ... To read the entire article, please visit the following link.
Constantine Alexander, who is Executive Chairman of the Balkan Economic Forum, began his investment banking career in California as a Merrill Lynch Financial Consultant and thereafter became Managing Director of H. J. Meyers & Co. Inc., Member of the New York Stock Exchange, until 1991 when he returned to his native Europe where he served as a consultant to the Commission of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. Thereafter, he served as an economic development consultant to members of the European agricultural industry as well as Hellenic Municipalities. His civic activities include community service as Founder and Director of the Council of European-American Chambers of Commerce; President of the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce in California; Board of Directors Member of the Los Angeles Axios Foundation; and Co-Founder and Advisory Committee Member of the Los Angeles Rainbow PUSH Coalition. In 2013, he was selected as a member of Vice President Al Gore's Climate Reality Project Leadership Corps. His articles and photographs have been published in nine countries, and he has been interviewed by television and radio journalists from six countries. His conference speaking engagements include those organized by the European Commission, UNEP, Mugla University and the Mugla Chamber of Commerce in Turkey, Washington State University and the National Administration School in Greece. Constantine is a citizen of Greece and the United States.
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