Slovenian activists to force referendum on €1.4bn Koper-Divaca railway expansion

bne IntelliNews June 22, 2017

Project to expand line between Adriatic port and inland rail hub Divaca becomes hot political issue ahead of 2018 general election.

Slovenia’s gross external debt increases for third consecutive month in April

bne IntelliNews June 13, 2017

Slovenia's debt mounted rapidly in the pre-crisis period and when the global economic crisis hit heavily in 2009, many highly leveraged companies were unable to repay their loans.

Russia dominates CEE region in global university ranking

Nicholas Watson in Prague June 13, 2017

Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.

Planned IPO of Slovenian lender NLB collapses

bne IntelliNews June 9, 2017

PM Miro Cerar's government drops plans for IPO amid strong public resistance and rift within ruling coalition.

Banking convergence returns to Central and Eastern Europe, says RBI

Robert Anderson in Prague June 9, 2017

The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.

Bosnia slides closer towards conflict

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia June 4, 2017

Bosnia plummeted on Global Peace Index as internal divisions and relations with neighbours worsened.

NLB IPO faces delay as rift opens within Slovenian ruling coalition

bne IntelliNews June 2, 2017

IPO could be delayed until after 2018 general election after Slovenian Sovereign Holding refuses to approve offer price.

Battle brews over Magna’s investment in Slovenia

bne IntelliNews June 2, 2017

Businesspeople and officials stress support for €146mn investment by Canadian automotive giant despite strong opposition from environmental groups.

Romania leads the Balkan IPO race

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 1, 2017

Series of IPO announcements in Romania, Croatia and Slovenia arouse speculation about the start of a larger return of the IPO markets in the region.

Slovenia reports sharp upturn in GDP growth

bne IntelliNews June 1, 2017

GDP expands 5.3% y/y in Q1 2017 amid hike in domestic consumption.