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500,000 Slovaks save for pensions

HALF a million Slovaks are saving for their retirement, according to the Association of Pension Providers. In the last year the number has risen by 176,000.

Revenue for pension funds rose by two-thirds in 2002, to more than Sk9 billion (215 million euro).

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