Slovakia

After Polish gold airlift, Slovakia mulls bringing its gold home from London

Nelly Tomchikova in Prague December 4, 2019

Slovakia’s former prime minister and leader of the ruling Smer party Robert Fico has called for Slovakia’s investment gold, stored in the Bank of England, to be brought home.

Slovak ministry to subsidise the purchase of electric cars

Nelly Tomchikova in Prague November 19, 2019

The Slovakian Ministry of Economy has announced a subsidy scheme to promote the purchase of electric vehicles and increase their number on Slovakian roads next year.

Slovakia's consumer prices up by 2.7% y/y in October

bne IntelliNews November 18, 2019

Saxo Bank analyst John Hardy blames ECB policy for high inflation in Slovakia.

Slovakia's GDP decelerates sharply in 3Q19 due to falling foreign demand

Nelly Tomcikova in Prague November 15, 2019

Slovakia's GDP increased by 1.3% year-on-year in the 3Q19, far below expectations, driven mainly by lower foreign demand. Growth increased by 1.8% y/y after seasonal adjustments, and by 0.4% quarter-on-quarter, according to preliminary data published

EC: Slovakia ́s real GDP at 2.7% in 2019

bne IntelliNews November 12, 2019

Slovakia's real GDP growth will significantly slow from 4.0% in 2018 to 2.7% in 2019, according to the European Commission (EC) autumn economic prognosis published on November 7.

30 YEARS OF TRANSITION: CEE makes enormous progress but held back by governance issues

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 9, 2019

If half of the governance gap between Central Europe and the G7 countries was closed, income convergence would be brought forward by almost a generation, says EBRD chief economist Beata Javorcik in an interview with bne IntelliNews.

30 YEARS OF TRANSITION: The East-West convergence in numbers

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow November 9, 2019

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall the new EU members haven’t yet caught up with Western Europe — but they are drawing level with the Southern European states that were battered by the international economic crisis.

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