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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Highway loan being prepared

The Finance Ministry is preparing a mandate agreement with Industrial Bank of Japan for a $120 million loan and an agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) regarding a separate 25 million ECU loan for highway construction. Both deals should be signed by the end of this year.

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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