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Slovak Premier wants foreign investors to help strengthen banking sector

Slovak Premier Mikuláš Dzurinda told parliament on November 19 the government wanted foreign investors to help strengthen the Slovak banking sector. Dzurinda, who was announcing his new government's policy programme to parliament, said earlier that the Slovak banking sector would be restructured and then privatised but did not say when. "The government wants to contribute to the capital strengthening of the banking sector by the entry of foreign investors," Dzurinda said. Foreign rating agencies and the central bank have expressed concern at the state of some of the country's banks.

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