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Advisers on Iraqi contracts

AMERICAN advisers will come to Slovakia to help Slovak businesses gain contracts as the suppliers of big US firms participating in the rebuilding of Iraq.

The Slovak daily Pravda wrote that, in addition to the efforts of US advisers and firms, Slovak diplomacy has also been working in Iraq to help Slovak companies participate in the reconstruction.

Citing an unnamed diplomatic source, the daily reported that Scott Carpenter, a member of the interim coalition administration in Iraq, was also trying to help Slovaks succeed in the Iraqi projects.

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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