Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Q1 brings Sk300 million in foreign trade

SLOVAKIA's foreign trade ended the first quarter of 2004 with a deficit of Sk300 million (€7.4 million), which is Sk5.5 billion (€135.7 million) better than the figure from the previous year, the Slovak daily Pravda wrote.

Goods worth Sk202.2 billion (€5 billion) were exported from Slovakia in the first three months of 2004, which marks an annual growth by 14.7 percent.

Imports grew by 11.2 percent year-on-year, reaching Sk202.5 billion (€5 billion).

The trade deficit in March reached Sk1.7 billion (€41.9 million), meeting the expectations of analysts.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Safari under High Tatras Video

Marek Stolarčík from Kežmarok filmed unique video.

Illustration stock photo

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.