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Banks profit Sk6.9 billion in H1

BANKS in Slovakia reported a total profit of Sk6.9 billion (€173 million) in the first half of 2004 according to data provided by the NBS central bank.

All banks reported profits in this period, the SITA news agency wrote. Client loans reached almost Sk275.9 billion (€1.9 billion) and client deposits were at Sk647.1 billion (€16.2 billion).

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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.

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.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).