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BUSINESS BRIEFS

Final bids for Istrobanka expected

Potential investors have until December 12 to submit binding bids for the purchase of a majority stake in Istrobanka to Slovenská poisťovňa, privatisation advisor Deloitte & Touche has announced.

Among the companies that carried out due diligence in the bank are the Austrian Volksbank, Bank Austria and BAWAG.

Istrobanka recorded a profit of Sk64.6 million in the first half of the year, up almost 73% year-on-year.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

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.