https://spectator.sme.sk/r/21/business/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator1970-01-01T01:00:00ZSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.Petit Press, a.s.rss_contact_emailhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20718486/poprad-airport-offers-flights-to-kiev-this-winter.htmlPoprad airport offers flights to Kiev this winter2017-12-14T06:19:58ZA charter flight connecting the Tatra mountains with Kiev is slated for the January-March period, while a connection to Riga will be added as well.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20718454/state-scraps-another-disadvantageous-tender.htmlState scraps another disadvantageous tender2017-12-14T06:06:17ZMeanwhile, it approves four IT projects to simplify the lives of people when dealing with state authorities.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20718007/statistics-office-slovak-inflation-at-1-9-percent-in-november.htmlDemand inflation and increase in prices affected inflation in November2017-12-13T13:45:43ZApart from food prices which continue accelerating inflation, demand inflation and price of fuel were added in November.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20717953/parliament-passes-public-finances-budget-deficit-supposed-to-be-under-1-for-the-first-time.htmlBudgetary deficit supposed to be under 1 percent for the first time2017-12-13T13:39:13ZMPs approved the public administration budget for the next year, with 82 voting for it, and 59 against.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20717598/registrations-of-newly-self-employed-in-slovakia-reach-record-numbers.htmlRegistrations of newly self-employed in Slovakia reach record numbers2017-12-13T06:53:37ZIn the course of 2017, the number of new licenses for the self-employed grew by many thousands, mostly in the construction industry.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20717570/court-issues-first-ever-fine-for-uber-driver.htmlCourt issues first ever fine for Uber driver2017-12-13T06:24:20ZThe driver will have to pay €200 for breaking several rules applied to taxi drivers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20717126/vintage-tatra-lorries-will-be-produced-in-trencin-by-msm.htmlVintage Tatra lorries will be produced in Trenčín2017-12-12T14:17:02ZBoth military and civilian vehicles from the legendary Tatra brand will be produced and serviced in the Slovak city of Trenčín by a special branch of the Czech group.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713534/investment-highlights-2017.htmlInvestment highlights 20172017-12-12T06:30:00ZCheck out the most important investment events in the past year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20716442/income-tax-law-changes-again.htmlIncome tax law changes again2017-12-11T19:02:57ZTax residence gets new rules, support for R&D will increase and the spa industry gets new support instruments.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20716475/refinery-collects-used-cooking-oil.htmlRefinery collects used cooking oil2017-12-11T18:43:39ZIts partner company processes it into a biofuel component for diesel.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20716480/four-slovak-firms-make-it-on-the-list-of-the-fastest-growing-it-technology-companies.htmlFour Slovak firms make it on the list of the fastest-growing IT technology companies2017-12-11T18:35:25ZDeloitte has compiled the ranking of the companies for the EMEA region for the 17th time.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20716584/developers-in-bratislava-withrdaw-applications-for-important-investment-statutes-for-their-projects.htmlDevelopers in Bratislava withdraw applications for important investment statutes for their projects2017-12-11T18:26:47ZJ&T Real Estate and HB Reavis declare continuation in their projects without the statutes.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697886/rpsp-a-good-intention-ruined-by-execution.htmlRPSP – A good intention ruined by execution2017-12-11T08:00:00ZThe increase in the number of court clerks had an impact on the consistency of the decision-making processes. In practice, what happened was that the court refused to register a filing that was, in terms of content, identical to several filings accepted previously.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697703/accessible-urban-living.htmlAccessible Urban Living2017-12-11T08:00:00ZUrban Residence is a multi-use building geared towards renters with a love for urban living in an accesible and peaceful environment.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708055/innovations-in-logistics-help-fight-competition.htmlInnovations in logistics help fight competition2017-12-11T06:30:00ZRepresentatives of logistics companies are talking about their latest innovations that should improve their market position.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708029/automation-is-finding-its-way.htmlAutomation is finding its way2017-12-11T06:30:00ZAutonomous vehicles and process connections through Logistics 4.0 are the biggest trends in Slovakia.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713612/presov-finally-gets-a-shopping-mall.htmlPrešov finally gets a shopping mall2017-12-07T23:29:19ZAbout 70,000 people visited the Eperia Shopping Mall in its first weekend of opening.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713458/real-estate-market-is-growing.htmlReal estate market is growing2017-12-07T15:25:00ZIt reflects especially in a boom in construction of industrial real estate while the retail real estate market remains attractive thanks to the decreasing unemployment and growing purchase power.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20713252/danes-to-build-a-new-farm-for-thousands-of-sows.htmlDanes to build a new farm for thousands of sows2017-12-07T12:26:45ZFarm expected to be located near Levice.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712944/business-service-centres-in-slovakia-are-growing.htmlBusiness service centres in Slovakia are growing2017-12-07T00:29:29ZEasier immigration procedures and cooperation with schools are important issues.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712904/porsche-is-considering-building-a-new-plant-near-piestany.htmlPorsche is considering building a new plant near Piešťany2017-12-06T23:26:21ZThe German carmaker (part of the Volkswagen concern) has bought a plot of 20 hectares near the town.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712414/slovak-scientists-offer-a-unique-solution-to-cartilage-damages.htmlSlovak scientists offer a unique solution to cartilage damages2017-12-06T14:09:41ZNew biomaterial may help patients to recover sooner, without negative side effects.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712401/analysts-households-and-investments-increased-slovak-gdp.htmlAnalysts: Households and investments increased Slovak GDP2017-12-06T14:00:14ZThe economy is expected to continue growing.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712068/regiojet-to-become-part-of-the-regional-integrated-transport-from-april.htmlRegioJet to become part of the regional integrated transport from April2017-12-06T00:10:52ZAll city transport tickets will be accepted.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20712054/spis-frankfurters-fail-quality-tests-producers-question-methodology.htmlSpiš frankfurters fail quality tests, producers question methodology2017-12-05T23:53:31ZProducers object saying that their goods passed internal tests and comply with the due legislation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20711490/slovak-intercity-trains-to-connect-vienna-and-kosice.htmlSlovak trains to connect Vienna and Košice2017-12-05T13:32:32ZEight years since the service was cancelled, the train connection between the Austrian capital and the eastern Slovak city is to resume.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20710974/trains-will-speed-up-to-160-km-per-hour-between-bratislava-and-puchov.htmlTrains will speed up to 160 km per hour between Bratislava and Púchov2017-12-04T22:12:30ZTravel time from Bratislava to Žilina will be shortened by 15 minutes to two hours and 31 minuteshttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20711068/slovaks-spent-more-than-1-billion-on-alcohol-in-2016.htmlSlovaks spent more than €1 billion on alcohol in 20162017-12-04T21:42:55ZLocal households spend a bigger share of their total expenditure on alcohol than the EU averagehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20710663/production-of-id-and-bank-cards-in-nitra-ends.htmlProduction of ID and bank cards in Nitra ends2017-12-04T13:48:03ZAround 370 people will be dismissed due to the closure of the Nitra-based Giesecke+Devrient plant.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697790/the-end-of-white-horses-speculative-mergers-and-transformation-of-cooperatives.htmlThe end of white horses, speculative mergers and transformation of cooperatives?2017-12-04T08:00:00ZEveryone in the loop, i.e., the white horse, the old transferring shareholder and the person who identified or “provided” the white horse, may face imprisonment of up to 15 years depending on the damage caused to the creditors.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20697696/discover-your-dream-home-durable-apartments-in-bratislava.htmlDiscover your dream home - durable apartments in Bratislava2017-12-04T08:00:00ZReal Estate developer YIT Slovakia has developed four new buildings perfect for those looking to rent close to the center without compromising on comfort, peace, and historical preservation.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20707974/automotive-and-e-commerce-remain-the-main-driving-forces-of-the-market.htmlAutomotive and e-commerce remain the main driving forces of logistics and industrial real estate market2017-12-04T06:30:00ZWestern Slovakia keeps dominating.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708248/unicredit-bank-egg-crisis-hits-europe-prices-to-continue-surging.htmlUniCredit Bank: Egg crisis hits Europe, prices to continue surging2017-11-30T20:38:42ZSlovakia is theoretically self-sufficient in egg productionhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708210/construction-of-complicated-stretch-of-cross-country-highway-can-go-ahead.htmlConstruction of complicated stretch of cross-country highway can go ahead2017-11-30T20:32:39ZThe Hubová – Ivachnová stretch bypassing Ružomberok may be complete by 2022, five years later than originally plannedhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20708146/state-extends-support-for-the-purchase-of-electric-and-plug-in-hybrid-cars.htmlState extends support for the purchase of electric and plug-in hybrid cars2017-11-30T17:14:25ZTesla does not qualify for the contributionhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20707389/only-20-percent-of-slovaks-exclusively-buy-christmas-presents-in-traditional-shops.htmlOnly 20 percent of Slovaks exclusively buy Christmas presents in traditional shops2017-11-30T13:32:57ZPopularity of foreign online shops increasinghttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20707197/slovakias-loss-in-fight-for-medicines-agency-headquarters-not-so-tragic.htmlSlovakia’s loss in fight for medicines agency headquarters not so tragic2017-11-30T06:30:00ZObservers say diplomatic performance has had a great impact on the results.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20707228/sale-of-emission-quotas-to-change.htmlSale of emission quotas to change2017-11-29T21:41:20ZThe amendment sets new rules that will become effective in January 2018.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20706658/parliamentary-committee-approved-a-draft-state-budget-for-2018-central-bank-analysts-slamming-it.htmlBrussels slams Slovakia's budget draft2017-11-29T13:48:12ZThe draft budget will be decided upon at a parliamentary session on December 5; but already experts and even the EC note that the cabinet is not reducing the deficit as they promised, and they keep lowering targets.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20706272/slovakias-tax-system-improves.htmlSlovakia’s tax system improves2017-11-28T23:02:34ZThe only obstacle to better tax system evaluation is high taxes and payroll tax burden.