Total foreign currency reserves of the banking sector were $4.790 billion, of which $3.503 billion were reserves of the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) and $1.287 billion were the reserves of commercial banks. Total foreign currency reserves have declined since the beginning of 1996 by $210 million. According to the NBS, the decline was due to a negative development in the balance of payments, and partially due to changes in the exchange rate, mainly a weakening of the Deutsche mark.
14. Aug 1996 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA