BUSINESS BRIEFS

Stock exchange halts trading

For the first time in its history, the Bratislava Stock Exchange October 18 blocked trading in the shares of almost 500 firms for their failure to provide information about their financial results as required by a new Stock Market Law. After five of the blocked firms quickly supplied the details, trading in their issues was resumed.

Traders and stock exchange officials had expressed fears when the new legislation was first drafted that some companies operating on the exchange would not be able to easily fulfill all requirements on financial disclosure.

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News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing

Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič announcing some details about nationwide testing on October 18.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess

The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

PM Igor Matovič

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

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