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ST makes huge profit

Fixed line monopoly Slovak Telecom made a net profit of Sk2.47 billion ($52 million) in the first nine months of this year, up 8% on the same period last year.

In summer 2000 the company was privatised by German telecoms giant Deutsche Telecom.

ST will lose its monopoly as of January 1 2003.

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