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February: The top business stories of 2011

ICT sector ranks as an economic pillar. The Slovak IT Association (ITAS) introduces a study about the role of the ICT sector in the Slovak economy noting that it has grown with minimal state support and now offers products and services with a high added value. The study counted almost 40,000 employees in the sector with an average monthly salary of €1,500 while noting that the ICT firms paid more than €170 million in corporate income taxes in 2009, more than the entire manufacturing sector and several times that of the automotive industry.

ICT sector ranks as an economic pillar. The Slovak IT Association (ITAS) introduces a study about the role of the ICT sector in the Slovak economy noting that it has grown with minimal state support and now offers products and services with a high added value. The study counted almost 40,000 employees in the sector with an average monthly salary of €1,500 while noting that the ICT firms paid more than €170 million in corporate income taxes in 2009, more than the entire manufacturing sector and several times that of the automotive industry.

Logistics firm announces expansion. PointPark Properties announces that it will expand its logistics park in Lozorno by another 110,000 square metres. The investment includes construction of new logistic halls which will be finished in 2014, bringing 450 new jobs.

Top stories

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.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.