Business briefs...

- Greek listed enterprises reported record losses of 3.1 billion euros in 2010, with the number of loss-making listed enterprises rising to 62 pct of total, according to figures published by Pegasus Securities on Thursday. Profitable companies totaled 101, of which 26 raised their profits, 62 saw their profits fall and 13 returned to profitability after losses in the previous year. A total of 164 listed enterprises were loss-making with 64 recording higher losses, 41 managed to limit their losses and 59 enterprises returned to losses.

- The Bank of Greece on Thursday permanently revoked the operating license of “European Pronia”, an insurance company, after the company failed present an economic restructuring plan (share capital increase).

- Greek wage-earners are largely pessimistic over the outlook of the enterprises in which they employ them this year, with 28 pct of respondents worried they could lose their jobs, a survey by Workmonitor showed on Thursday.

- Greece’s per capita Gross Domestic Product totaled 20,830 euros in 2009, down 1.2 pct compared with 2008, Hellenic Statistical Authority announced on Thursday. The statistics service, in a report, said Southern Aegean was the richest region of the country, with a per capita GDP of 25,290 euros, followed by Attica (24,884) and Central Greece (22,534). On the other hand, east Macedonia-Thrace (14,495 euros), Epirus (16,232) and western Greece (16,247) recorded the lowest per capita GDP figures in 2009.

- Folli Follie Group on Thursday said its sales fell 0.3 pct in 2010 to 989.6 million euros, from 992.5 million euros in 2009. The group said its sales abroad accounted for 52.2 pct of total turnover, up from 49.4 pct in 2009. Gross earnings rose 1.1 pct to 498.5 million euros last year, with a gross profit margin rising to 50.4 pct, while operating earnings fell 3.3 pct to 171.6 million euros.

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