Crown hits new maximum despite NBS warning

ALTHOUGH Slovakia's National Bank (NBS) made a verbal warning that preventative measure would be taken to stop the crown rising too quickly, the Slovak crown broke the 38.3 threshold Friday, reaching a new historical high of 38.28/31 SKK/EUR, the news agency TASR reported.

The rate of the crown is expected to go even higher against the euro, though stay somewhere between 38.2 and 38.4 SKK/EUR.

Against the Czech crown, Slovakia's currency firmed to 1.268/270 SKK/CZK, while it slightly eased to 29.45/49 SKK/USD against the U.S. dollar.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov