A wave of violence has plunged Greece into a social and political crisis. The death of a teenage boy killed by police last Saturday set off the worst civil unrest since the aftermath of military rule in over three decades.
Riots and looting have battered hundreds of shops, hurt consumer sentiment and cast a shadow over tourism.
It couldn't have come at a worse time as Greece struggles to keep its economy growing amidst the global downturn.
There are now signs that the unrest is spreading as violence erupted in several other European countries.
Raphael Kahane talked to Nikos Vernicos about the repercussions of the protests on the economy, from Athens in Greece. He is the President of the Greek International Chamber of Commerce.
Watch the interview by clicking 'Play Video' above.