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ECONOMIC BRIEFS

Leasing contracts increasing rapidly

According to the Association of Leasing Companies (ALS), the volume of leasing contracts in Slovakia increased from 3.5 billion Sk in 1994 to 16.7 billion Sk in 1996. Of the total investments into fixed assets, 6.5 percent in 1994 and 14.1 percent in 1996 were covered by leasing, the latter figure placing Slovakia on par with the European average.

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Shortage of vegetables in Europe’s supermarkets is a hoax

An overview of hoaxes that have appeared in the past few weeks

Household consumption improved.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH