https://spectator.sme.sk/r/21/business/atomSpectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectator2887-02-23T15:19:42ZSlovakia'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/20766932/how-long-did-slovaks-work-to-buy-a-fridge-25-years-ago.htmlHow long did Slovaks work to buy a fridge 25 years ago?2018-02-23T08:00:26ZSince the launch of the independent Slovak Republic earnings have multiplied, but so have prices.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766926/slovak-food-producers-exhibit-in-dubai-for-the-first-time.htmlSlovak food producers exhibit in Dubai for the first time2018-02-22T22:03:45ZAgriculture Minister Matečná discussed investments with Sheikh Mansour as well as horse breeding, equitation and falconry.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766888/the-countys-biggest-logistics-real-estate-company-expands-to-central-slovakia.htmlThe country’s biggest logistics real estate company expands to central Slovakia2018-02-22T21:47:00ZPrompted by interest of potential tenants, Prologis has acquired land in Žiar nad Hronomhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766934/slovakias-story-of-economic-success.htmlSlovakia’s story of economic success2018-02-22T21:42:30ZThe country marks 25th anniversary of its existence as an independent statehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20766386/government-greenlights-bill-to-cut-red-tape.htmlGovernment greenlights bill to cut red tape2018-02-22T14:09:44ZThe bill is first measure to be adopted under the "once is enough" principlehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20763539/who-are-slovakias-biggest-taxpayers.htmlWho are Slovakia’s biggest taxpayers?2018-02-22T06:30:00ZOnly four Slovak companies among top 10.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765815/private-czech-company-may-become-third-railway-operator.htmlPrivate Leo Express might launch trains to Prague2018-02-21T13:39:10ZAfter the state railways and Czech RegioJet, a third operator may have trains running on the Prague-Bratislava track.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765740/slovaks-prefer-cars-to-buses-more-than-ever.htmlSlovaks prefer cars to buses more than ever2018-02-21T13:26:31ZSlovaks prefer comfort to ecology, current trends in transport suggest, according to statistics.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765407/unemployment-rate-continues-to-decline.htmlUnemployment rate hits new low2018-02-20T22:48:09ZThe unemployment rate in Slovakia has been declining since summer 2016 while the number of economically active people has grown.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765381/slovakias-construction-sector-drops-the-most-in-the-eu.htmlSlovakia’s construction sector drops the most in the EU2018-02-20T21:18:46ZHowever, in the following months, construction in Slovakia should benefit from new projects like the Bratislava ring road project.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20765076/slovak-railway-company-opens-tender-for-purchasing-rails.htmlSlovak railway company opens tender for purchasing rails2018-02-20T14:05:03ZIt plans to spend some €18 million excluding VAT.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20763529/fight-against-tax-evasion-still-lags.htmlSlovakia lags in fighting fraudsters2018-02-20T06:30:00ZThe rules became stricter particularly after the financial crisis, but there is room for fighting tax evasion.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20764680/the-slovak-part-of-the-druzhba-pipeline-was-used-at-less-than-50-percent-last-year.htmlSlovak part of Druzhba pipeline used at less than 50 percent last year2018-02-20T01:17:10ZDespite this, Transpetrol still transported more crude oil last year.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20763511/tax-evasion-still-causes-problems.htmlTax evasion still causes problems2018-02-19T06:30:00ZThe state adopts several measures to curb room for tax evasion, but the effect of some is questioned.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20762352/the-horizont-resort-fun-and-wellness-as-far-as-your-eyes-can-see.htmlTHE HORIZONT RESORT **** - FUN AND WELLNESS AS FAR AS YOUR EYES CAN SEE2018-02-19T06:00:00ZIn the nice environment of the Tatra mountains, you find an exceptional hotel made of natural materials in which there is also a luxury restaurant with a lounge, a lobby bar, a a private room for games...https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760115/hotel-devin-spa-centre-relaxation-in-the-intimate-atmosphere-of-old-bratislava.htmlHotel Devin Spa centre - relaxation in the intimate atmosphere of old Bratislava2018-02-19T06:00:00ZHotel Devín's Spa Centre is the perfect place to unwind and get active. When city crowds become overwhelming, guests can find peace and serenity in our indoor heated pool with a counter-flow or let off stem in our Finnish (dry) sauna and steam bath.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20761997/prices-in-january-grew-faster-than-over-the-last-five-years.htmlPrices in January grew faster than over the last five years2018-02-15T22:58:51ZPrices of foodstuffs and beverages rose in annual terms by 6.8 percent in January.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20761999/entrepreneurs-complain-about-major-deterioration-of-business-environment.htmlEntrepreneurs complain about major deterioration of business environment2018-02-15T22:52:35ZThe business environment suffers most from a lack of workforce but businesses hail legislation preventing unfair mergers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20761415/state-will-collect-more-on-taxes.htmlState will collect more on taxes2018-02-15T12:44:00ZThe Finance Ministry’s analytical body improved its forecast due to current tax and levy revenues as well as a new macroeconomic prognosis.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20761189/coalition-partners-are-working-on-second-social-package-for-this-year.htmlCoalition partners are working on second social package for this year2018-02-15T12:35:10ZFico refused to speculate on what measures would make it to the social packagehttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20761134/slovakia-has-the-highest-labour-price-among-11-cee-countries.htmlSlovakia has the highest labour price among 11 CEE countries2018-02-14T22:18:42ZThe comparison of 11 countries (of which nine are EU members) in three salary categories shows Slovakia has some of the highest labour costs.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760708/analysis-live-it-and-give-it-love-is-still-in-mostly-on-valentines-day.htmlLove is still “in”, mostly on Valentine’s Day2018-02-14T14:08:00ZSlovaks prefer fun, experiences and events as gifts for Valentine’s Day.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760755/slovak-economy-slightly-accelerated-by-end-of-2017.htmlSlovak economy slightly accelerated by end of 20172018-02-14T13:47:11ZThe flash estimate of the GDP by the Slovak Statistics Office shows it increased mildly compared y-o-y, as well as against the previous quarter. Economic growth was slightly higher than foreseen by commercial bank analysts.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20760659/workers-will-earn-more-for-night-shifts-weekends-and-holidays.htmlWorkers will earn more for night shifts, weekends and holidays2018-02-14T12:55:35ZThe Labour Code revision also introduces 13th and the 14th wages.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759903/volkswagen-slovakia-reduces-production.htmlVolkswagen Slovakia reduces production2018-02-13T13:59:12ZTemporary step due to preparation for two new VW models.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759802/regiojet-launches-daily-bratislava-budapest-airport-bus-connection.htmlRegioJet launches daily Bratislava-Budapest Airport bus connection2018-02-13T13:44:40ZThe private bus and train operator reacts to interest of passengers.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759474/anti-monopoly-authority-fines-bratislava-airport-for-vip-fees.htmlAnti-monopoly authority fines Bratislava airport for VIP fees2018-02-12T23:50:58ZThe airport accepts the fine and will pay it in due time.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20759510/mochovce-nuclear-power-station-closer-to-completion.htmlMochovce nuclear power station closer to completion2018-02-12T23:13:52ZSlovenské Elektrárne has connected the third block to the grid.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20758909/bratislava-moscow-flights-to-become-more-frequent-in-spring-2018.htmlBratislava-Moscow flights to become more frequent in spring 20182018-02-12T13:49:53ZThe Bratislava-based airport will offer more flights to the Moscow-Vnukovo airport in the summer 2018 season.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756438/henkel-slovensko-recognized-as-the-best-employer.htmlHenkel Slovensko recognized as the Best employer2018-02-12T00:00:00ZThe company won the prestigious award in the Shared Service centers category in a respected ranking organized by the biggest and most influential Slovak job portal, Profesia.sk.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20741480/how-to-achieve-and-maintain-a-high-level-of-staff-engagement-and-commitment-when-operating-in-a-highly-competitive-market.htmlHow to achieve – and maintain – a high level of staff engagement and commitment when operating in a highly competitive market2018-02-12T00:00:00ZExistuje milión spôsobov, ako napísať perex a toto je jeden z nich.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756556/wizz-air-is-shutting-down-its-base-in-kosice.htmlWizz Air is shutting down its base in Košice2018-02-08T21:03:59ZThe Hungarian low-cost airline will fly only one route to London from there.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756584/slovakia-to-join-the-ecb-and-the-bundesbank-in-including-chinese-assets-in-forex-reserves.htmlSlovakia to join the ECB and the Bundesbank in including Chinese assets in forex reserves2018-02-08T20:50:46ZEconomists see the yuan as becoming one of the world’s major reserve currencies.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20755496/developer-reduces-its-plans-for-kamenne-square.htmlDeveloper reduces its plans for Kamenné Square2018-02-08T20:45:33ZHotel Kyjev will get facelift and its vicinity will be rebuilthttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756618/slovakia-simplifies-rules-for-import-of-foreign-workers.htmlSlovakia simplifies rules for import of foreign workers2018-02-08T20:42:42ZThe new rules will apply only to selected professions and in regions with a low unemployment rate.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756141/new-jobs-now-not-a-condition-to-receiving-state-aid.htmlNew jobs now not a condition to receiving state aid2018-02-08T13:04:06ZNew rules for regional investment aidhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20756113/slovakia-benefits-from-labour-market-and-private-investments.htmlSlovakia benefits from labour market and private investments2018-02-08T12:59:12ZSlovakia will fare better than the European Commission originally expected.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20755873/slovakia-launched-its-sovereign-currency-25-years-ago.htmlSlovakia launched its sovereign currency 25 years ago2018-02-08T12:51:54ZWhile Slovakia later adopted the euro, following the macroeconomic development of Slovakia and the Czech Republic has not differed fundamentallyhttps://spectator.sme.sk/c/20748765/centres-of-excellence-are-now-a-trend.htmlCentres of excellence are now a trend2018-02-08T12:30:00ZBSCs sector increases its innovation potential.https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20755732/high-speed-internet-for-every-village.htmlHigh-speed internet for every village2018-02-07T20:45:02ZBy the end of 2020, all municipalities in Slovakia should have high-speed internet coverage.