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ČSOB loses 75 million Sk 1H'97

The Slovak branch of Československá Obchodná Banka (ČSOB) Inc. Bratislava suffered a loss of 75 million Sk., including a 6.9 percent decline in its total assets to 48.22 billion Sk in the first half of this year. Despite the drop, the bank's total assets grew 30.9 percent when compared with the end of June 1996, thanks to the bank's increased activity on the interbank market.

In the first half of 1997, the volume of loans ČSOB provided to non-banking clients increased 2.5 percent to 25.838 billion Sk, and the volume of clients' deposits declined 0.6 percent to 15.916 billion Sk. At the end of June, the bank had a 3.86 percent share of all loans provided in Slovakia. Its main clientele is large and mid-sized companies.

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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.

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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.