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Chirana posts an unexpected loss

Chirana-Prema Inc., a medical equipment company located in Stará Turá, recorded a 24.1 million Sk loss for the first half of 1997 on 599 million Sk of sales and 784 million Sk of total revenues. Juraj Borovský, Chirana's general director, explained the loss by increased commercial interest rates and exchange rate fluctuations. "We purchase a lot of material abroad, and the moving exchange rates significantly increased our costs," Borovský said. "Due to the economic-political situation, foreign banks are forcing us to repay loans, and we have to pay them back at much worse rates than when we acquired them."

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.