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Slovnaft blames 3 billion Sk first half loss on currency

Slovakia's largest oil refinery Slovnaft Bratislava racked up a 2.95 billion ($70 million) Slovak crown loss during the first six months of 1999, a development which company officials blamed on a weak crown and high world prices for Brent crude oil. From January 1 to the end of June, the crown weakened against the dollar from 36.9 to 43.8, while the price of crude oil grew from $10.40 per barrel to $17.

Slovnaft's 1H99 operating profit dipped from last year's 1.6 billion crowns to 1.04 billion crowns, largely as a result of the 3.82 billion crowns the firm created in reserves against currency fluctuations.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

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Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

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President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.