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Tatra Banka gives loan to Slovak-Kazakh oil venture

Tatra Banka Inc., a commercial bank located in Bratislava, will be the principal manager of a syndicated loan worth $13.5 million (405 million Sk) for a joint venture between the Slovak gas storage company Nafta Gbely and a Kazakh oil conglomerate, bank officials announced. Other players in the syndicate loan are the Austrian banks Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich, and Die Erste Österreichische Spar-Casse-Bank. According to informed sources, the German Kommerzbank was also asked to enter in on the deal, but refused. JSC ANACO, the name of the joint venture company, will deal in the production of equipment for crude oil mining in Kazakhstan.

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Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

The Sme daily celebrates 25th anniversary

The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.

The first issue of Sme in own printing house; publisher Alexej Fulmek (C) with chief editor Karol Ježík (R).

Ryanair changes its cabin bag policy as of Monday, January 15th

The low-cost airline operates dozens routes from Bratislava.

ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo