Developed European markets gain more benefits from globalisation than their emerging peers

bne IntelliNews June 18, 2018

Slovenia is the only East European country among the top 10 in terms of gains to GDP per capita due to globalisation, a study from German foundation Bertelsmann finds.

Slovenian lame duck government suspends budget spending

bne IntelliNews June 15, 2018

Only essential payments will be made by the outgoing administration after the June 3 general election precipitated a deep political crisis with no immediate prospect of a new government being formed.

CEE/CIS economies at risk from high corporate indebtedness

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 13, 2018

EBRD economist highlights sharp rise in corporate indebtedness especially in foreign currencies, putting economies at risk from a currency depreciation or growth slowdown.

Dividends paid in Slovenia up 8.3% y/y in 2017

bne IntelliNews June 12, 2018

The Slovenian government was the top recipient of dividends from local companies in 2017, taking 38% of the total €734mn.

Slovenia’s industrial production up 6.9% y/y in April

bne IntelliNews June 8, 2018

Industrial production growth has accelerated in recent years and the trend is expected to continue in 2018.

Italians lead the tourist charge to Slovenia

bne IntelliNews June 8, 2018

Over 100,000 Italians arrived in neighbouring Slovenia in April amid a steady rise in the numbers visiting the Adriatic country.

Electricity prices increase for Slovenian households, companies in Q1

bne IntelliNews June 6, 2018

Rising electricity prices have contributed to the gradual rise in consumer prices in Slovenia recently.

Political unknown who became presidential runner-up is now Slovenia's kingmaker

bne IntelliNews June 4, 2018

Janez Jansa's rightwing SDS took the largest share of the vote in Slovenia's general election but the former prime minister will be unable to form a government unless he can strike a deal with Marjan Sarec.

Eurasians come in from the (financial) cold

Clare Nuttall in Bucharest June 1, 2018

New data shows soaring numbers of adults with a bank account in several Eurasian nations but the percentage of the population with an account in the wider region varied hugely from 98% in Estonia and Slovenia to just 29% in Azerbaijan.

PM Miro Cerar heads for crushing defeat in Slovenian general election

bne IntelliNews June 1, 2018

Failure to communicate his government’s economic achievements led to Cerar’s slump in the polls, but likely handover of power to rightwing SDS leader Janez Jansa is not expected to disrupt Slovenia’s burgeoning prosperity.

Slovenia’s consumer prices grow 2% y/y in May

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2018

Consumer prices in Slovenia will likely keep increasing mainly thanks to higher salaries and the improved employment rate.

CEE faces massive cuts in EU cohesion spending

Wojciech Kosc in Warsaw May 30, 2018

Warsaw says changes that will see Poland losing €19.5bn in EU funding in 2021-2027 are “unacceptable”, as Brussels shifts focus from GDP per capita to youth unemployment, climate and integration of migrants.

Jansa on the verge of a comeback in Slovenia

bne IntelliNews May 23, 2018

Controversial ex-prime minister’s party leads the polls ahead of Slovenia’s June 3 election as PM Miro Cerar’s popularity slumps.

Scottish BSW Timber to build Slovenia’s largest sawmill

bne IntelliNews May 23, 2018

Local sawmill operators fear they will be put out of business after the UK’s largest integrated forestry company opens its new mill in 2020.