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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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Slovak hockey league will not rest during Olympics

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Disputed fee for preferential treatment at doctors to be re-introduced

Patients unwilling to wait at the doctor’s office may be able to make appointments starting next year, for a fee of €50.

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The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.