Slovak unemployment rate at 7.09% in September

bne IntelliNews October 22, 2021

Unemployment down by 0.28 percentage points month-on-month.

wiiw hikes 2021 CEE growth forecast to 5.4%

Robert Anderson in Prague October 21, 2021

Growth is predicted to fall to 3.7% in 2022 and 3.5% in 2023 because of base effects, monetary tightening and more significant external headwinds.

Slovak inflation in September up to its highest figure in 10 years

bne IntelliNews October 15, 2021

Consumer prices grew by 4.6% year-on-year in September,

Slovak central bank governor charged with bribery

bne IntelliNews October 13, 2021

Peter Kazimir is the most high-profile figure from the former centre-left Smer government targeted by the current rightwing government's anti-corruption drive.

CEE needs to speed up transition to new growth model, argues GLOBSEC report

bne IntelliNews October 12, 2021

Annual CEE Strategic Transformation Index puts Slovenia top in CEE (after Austria), followed by Czechia and Poland.

Slovak industrial production slightly up y/y in August

bne IntelliNews October 12, 2021

Output growth slowing down for the fourth consecutive month as chip shortage hampers recovery.

CEE/SEE countries unite in defence of nuclear power

bne IntelliNews October 12, 2021

EU’s pro-nuclear member states want nuclear energy to be included in the bloc's green taxonomy as a way to ameliorate climate change.

COMMENT: Risk premiums in Central Europe during the COVID era do surprisingly well

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors September 23, 2021

In times of crisis there is a fight to quality by bond traders who are keen to reduce their risks. However, in this crisis the countries of Central Europe have done surprisingly well thanks to ECB support.

Slovak inflation at its highest level since October 2012

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2021

Inflation hits 3.8% in August, driven by higher prices in transport, construction materials and food.

GLOBSEC: No debt ratio is safe for small EU countries

Ivan Šramko and Sona Muzikarova September 10, 2021

Targeted EU fiscal rule reform is desirable but should consider the inherent risks for smaller member states.

Slovakia's GDP grew by more than 9% in 2Q21, statistics office confirmed

bne IntelliNews September 6, 2021

In quarter-on-quarter terms, GDP reached 2% growth.

EV market may create copper deficit

Dimitri Frolowsckii of Neo September 3, 2021

Auto fleets' shift to electric vehicles in a global drive to cut carbon emissions will involve a drawdown on copper that could transform markets, and spur additional supply.

Slovak unemployment rate stands at 7.66% in July

bne IntelliNews August 23, 2021

Jobless figures fall for fourth consecutive month.

Slovak investor Krupa found guilty by US court of harassing Czech billionaire Bakala

bne IntelliNews August 20, 2021

Controversial Slovak activist investor hired demonstrators by Crowds on Demand presenting themselves as civic activists fighting to 'defend the Czech OKD miners'.

Central European economies bounce back from the pandemic

bne IntelliNews August 18, 2021

Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have already surpassed their end 2019 GDP levels.

Erste Group revises upwards CEE region’s 2021 growth outlook

bne IntelliNews August 2, 2021

CEE lender cites region’s outstanding resilience during the pandemic and the expected positive impact from the EU’s recovery fund.