Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Banks with Sk4.2 billion in first quarter

FIGURES released by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) show that commercial banks in Slovakia closed the first quarter of this year with an aggregate taxed profit of Sk4.2 billion (€110 million), according to international financial reporting standards.

Commercial banks in Slovakia reported net interest income totaling Sk7.5 billion. Net income from fees and commissions amounted to Sk2.8 billion, the SITA news agency wrote.

The volume of loans provided to clients reached Sk523.1 billion at the end of March. Client deposits amounted to Sk738.8 billion.

Eighteen commercial banks and six branches of foreign banks were active on the Slovak bank market at the end of March.

Top stories

Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

Illustrative stock photo

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.