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Trade deficit invites Mečiar-era comparisons

October’s trade deficit was Sk9.65 billion ($197 million), the highest monthly level since December 1996, according to statistical office data; the trend has drawn comparisons with a twin deficits crisis from 1997 to 1998 under the former Mečiar government.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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