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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Budget deficit exceeds 31bn Sk at the end of October

The government budget deficit at the end of October was 31.264 billion Sk, the Finance Ministry reported. Budget revenues were 144.87 billion Sk, and expenditures were 176.14 billion Sk for the first ten months.

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Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo