ECONOMIC BRIEFS

ING Barings report favours bond purchases

In the latest ratings released by ING Barings on November 9, eurobonds of Slovak gas distributor SPP and the Slovak Road Fund were both given "strong buy" status. The five-year, 150 million euro SPP bond was issued in October, and the company has reportedly been satisfied with the 440 basis point spread that it has been given above German Bunds.

The seven-year, 120 million euro, government-guaranteed Road Fund bond was issued in September.

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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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