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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

NBS forex reserves reach $3.5bn

The National Bank of Slovakia's (NBS) forex reserves reached a 1997 high, hitting the magic limit of $3.5 billion in November, NBS officials reported. The amount is enough to cover 3.7 months of Slovak imports, as opposed to the 3.1 months the NBS was able to cover in July.

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