Business Briefs

-- Alpha Bank Group on Tuesday said net profits totaled 10.5 million euros in the first quarter of 2011, down 79.6 pct compared with the same period last year, while pre-tax and provision profits totaled 278.2 million euros, up 4.7 pct compared with 2010, reflecting progress in a cost-cutting programme and increased revenues from financial transactions.

-- Attica Bank on Tuesday reported a pre-tax loss of 2.2 million euros in the first quarter of the year, after profits of 1.5 million euros in the corresponding period in 2010, while adding that after-tax losses totaled 3.2 million euros from profits of 194,000 euros over the same periods, respectively.

-- The price of unleaded gas in Greece is the second highest in Europe after the Netherlands, while as regards the price of diesel, Greece is the most expensive country, the Hellenic  Automobile and Touring Club (EL.PA) announced on Tuesday.

-- A total of 400 Greek enterprises have paid a total of 2.0 million euros in compensation and expenses for legitimising illegal computer software, a record sum for Greece, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) said on Tuesday.

-- The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), the listed operator of Greece’s largest port, on Tuesday said after tax losses totaled 2.92 million euros in the first quarter of 2011, after profits of 1.73 million euros in the same period last year.

-- The two largest industrial and medical gas suppliers in Greece - owned by French and German multinationals, respectively - reported a strong increase in profitability last year.

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