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Five banks fail to meet capital adequacy targets

At the end of September 1998, five Slovak commercial banks failed to meet the 8% limit for capital adequacy set by the central bank. At the end of 1997, four banks did not meet the limit. On aggregate, the capital adequacy of banks in Slovakia went down 0.9% from December 1997 to 9.12%. The National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) released these data in its Q1-Q3 Monetary Report on December 16.

At the end of September, 25 banks, two branches of foreign banks, and nine representations of foreign banks operated in Slovakia.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

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Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava