THE WEEK IN BRIEF

Krompachy draws interest from four

Four potential foreign buyers expressed interest in copper smelter Kovohuty Krompachy, and will carry out due diligence in January 2002; the smelter is majority owned by the Luxembourg firm Capitalue, and employs 450 people. It is running at half capacity, and this year will break even on turnover of about Sk830 million.

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