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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Industrial wages rise

According to information released by the Slovak Statistical Bureau on October 7, Slovak average nominal wages in industry rose by 9.4% in the January to August period, unchanged from the January to July period. Slovak August retail sales rose by a real 12.1% year-on-year compared with 8.8% in July 1998.

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Bratislava councillors want gambling regulation, not ban

Seventeen councillors do not agree with total prohibition of gambling in the capital, they want to continue in its strict regulation.

Unemployment rate keeps decreasing

Positive development of Slovakia’s economy seen behind the decrease.

European Investment Bank supported Slovakia with €918 million in 2016

2016 was a successful year for the EIB Group in Slovakia, said EIB Vice-President Vazil Hudák.

Vazil Hudák

Slovak film won Crystal Bear at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Generation Kplus section – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear