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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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