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Tire maker Matador's H1 pretax earnings 328 million Sk

Slovakia's only tire maker, Matador Puchov, reported pretax earnings of close to 328 million Slovak crowns ($7.6 million) over the first six months of this year.

Matador's operating profit climbed to 576.2 million crowns in 1H99, which is three times more than it was in the same period of 1998. The sale of some fixed assets contributed to the considerable growth of this figure, gains that were slightly dampened by exchange rate losses of over 104 million crowns.

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Chinese are closer to taking over Košice steelworks

The sale may be completed early next year, according to reports.

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Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Slovak water slalom racers start championship with a victory Video

The single canoe slalom team can boast with several records.

l-r: Alexander Slafkovský, Matej Beňuš and Michal Martikán

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

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Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.