Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

FOCUS SHORT

NBS ends SKK coin exchange

THE NATIONAL Bank of Slovakia (NBS) oversaw a total of 766 exchanges of former Slovak koruna coins on January 2, which was set as the deadline for the currency exchange carried out by the NBS, the TASR newswire reported in early January.

THE NATIONAL Bank of Slovakia (NBS) oversaw a total of 766 exchanges of former Slovak koruna coins on January 2, which was set as the deadline for the currency exchange carried out by the NBS, the TASR newswire reported in early January.

Since the adoption of the euro in January 2009, the NBS carried out exchanges of a total of 238.4 million pieces of Slovak koruna coins to the tune of nearly 755 million Slovak crowns (approximately €25 million). In 2013 alone the central bank exchanged 1.8 million pieces of Slovak koruna coins, with more than one half of the volume exchanged in December 2013.

About 390.5 million pieces of Slovak koruna coins, which represent some 1,400 tonnes and account for 716.5 million Slovak crowns (€24 million), still remain in circulation.

Topic: Finances and Advisory


Top stories

No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.