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Slovnaft's gross profits grow 26.6% in 1Q98

Slovnaft, Slovakia's sole oil refiner, posted unconsolidated pre-tax profits of 1.0 billion Sk ($29.2 million) in the first quarter of 1998, versus 790.3 million in the same period last year, representing a 26.6% increase, the BSE said on May 5. Slovnaft announced last month that its 1997 after-tax profit had risen to 1.702 billion Sk from 1.290 billion Sk the previous year. Slovnaft is the most heavily-weighted issue on the BSE's listed floor, accounting for 30.6 percent of the overall capitalization of the 16-share SAX index.

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

Virologists report they have found that the B.1.1.7 strain, first detected in the UK, is dominant in the samples from Trenčín.

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News digest: Slovakia will receive more than 4 million vaccines

Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too.

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

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