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Central bank cuts key rates

SLOVAKIA's central bank (NBS) has decided to cut key interest rates by 0.5 percent, their second decrease in a month’s time.

NBS governor Marián Jusko said that the excessive strengthening of the Slovak crown was behind the decision.

The Slovak crown has appreciated by more than 3 percent against the euro since the start of the year, which is more than through the whole of last year, the private news agency SITA wrote.

The crown recently hit a record, breaking the Sk40 per euro line. After the NBS decision to cut interest rates, the currency weakened by 0.30 haliers.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
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