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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Slovak 1H98 current account deficit hits $1.1 billion

Slovakia's current account deficit was $1.0946 billion in the first half of 1998, compared to a 1.0063 billion deficit in the same period last year, the Slovak National Bank (NBS) said on September 24. The greatest changes were recorded in services, which went from a $13.1 million shortfall in 1H97 to $112.4 million this year, and in investment income, which lurched from a $58.9 million surplus in 1H97 to a $71.7 million deficit in 1H98.

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Šumiac breaks sweat record: first sauna to be revived

The sauna built in Šumiac by miller Michal Demo after returning from Russian captivity was the first one not just in Slovakia but in the entire former Czechoslovakia. Now it can be saved and re-used.

The construction of first Slovak sauna in Šumiac

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

Pivobrana - Beer Festival

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Agrokomplex opens its gates Photo

This year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.