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OTP bank's final offer to be judged within week

The Hungarian OTP bank last week submitted a revised bid for the state's 70% stake in the IRB financial house; the Privatisation Ministry has called a committee to judge the bid, and should issue a decision in the first week of October.

In a related move six interested parties were given permission to move to the second round of a tender for state bank Istrobanka, five of whom decided to continue - the Austrian Bawag, Volksbank and Bank Austria, the Italian Unicredito and the French Societe Generale. The American Citibank dropped out of the hunt.

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Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.

Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska