BUSINESS BRIEFS

Trade deficit worse than last year

THE TRADE deficit for the first two months of 2002 was Sk12.1 billion, Sk1.9 billion higher than in January and February last year. While imports in the period were down 2.3 per cent year-on-year, exports fell 4.5 per cent. The trade deficit in 2001, at a record Sk103 billion, has drawn concern from international groups such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

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News digest: Lockdown not out of the question, PM Matovič says

The overview of news from Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič says lockdown is still in play.

A curfew for those who refuse testing? Lawyers and president have doubts

The government risks the Constitutional Court canceling the nationwide testing.

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The cabinet approves plan for permanent kurzarbeit

The new fund is expected to be introduced from 2022.

Labour Minister Milan Krajniak