Spectator.sme.sk - The Slovak Spectatorhttps://spectator.sme.sk/rssSlovakia's English-language newspaper covering politics, business, culture, sport and opinion -- with real time news updates.rss_contact_emailskOffer of new apartments in Bratislava hits new lowThe lack of available apartments is pushing prices up.Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22029239/offer-of-new-apartments-in-bratislava-hits-new-low.htmlBratislava airport handled record number of passengers in 2018It also broke other records last year.Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:00:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22031847/bratislava-airport-handled-record-number-of-passengers-in-2018.htmlSlovakia breaks record in car production, but future is electricThis year will be extremely demanding for the car industry in Slovakia.Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:56:13 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22031817/slovakia-breaks-record-in-car-production-but-future-is-electric.htmlRomanian companies are on the rise in SlovakiaOne of the main problems of the Slovak labour market is behind the development.Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:56:46 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22031320/romanian-companies-are-on-the-rise-in-slovakia.htmlU.S. Steel Košice will invest $130 million in KošiceIt will construct a new line to produce more electrical steel.Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:57:14 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22030826/u-s-steel-kosice-will-invest-130-million-in-kosice.htmlDecember inflation surprised analystsPrice have gone up on a year-on-year basis, but decreased in December.Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:15:42 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22030348/december-inflation-surprised-analysts.htmlSlovakia makes innovation progress in IT sectorBut the country lags behind in robotics and medicine.Wed, 16 Jan 2019 14:11:51 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22030300/slovakia-makes-innovation-progress-in-it-sector.htmlSlovakia is less flexible due to work surchargesThe country has dropped out of the top 30 in the Employment Flexibility Index.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:12:58 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22029882/slovakia-is-less-flexible-due-to-work-surcharges.htmlOnly one-quarter of Slovaks earn more than €1,200The average wage in 2018 exceeded the €1,000 threshold for the first time.Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:53:24 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22029312/only-one-quarter-of-slovaks-earn-more-than-1200.htmlAeroMobil requests type certificateIt aims to certify the first vehicle as a plane with a maximum takeoff weight lower than 1,200 kilograms.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:32:54 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22028249/aeromobil-requests-type-certificate.htmlAttract international investors for a reasonable priceThese conveniently-located plots have huge investment potential.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:39:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023393/attract-international-investors-for-a-reasonable-price.htmlComfort of peaceful livingThe perks of rural life and modern family houses complemented by civic amenities and a common public space.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023382/comfort-of-peaceful-living.htmlNew alliance will catch the fast-moving battery waveThe country has to foster robust partnerships among researchers, academia and the industrial and public sectors, says EC’s Vice President Maroš Šefčovič.Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022902/new-alliance-will-catch-the-fast-moving-battery-wave.htmlSuppliers are an integral part of the automotive industry in SlovakiaLack of qualified labour is an issue for suppliers, too.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:54:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22026152/suppliers-are-an-integral-part-of-the-automotive-industry-in-slovakia.htmlTesco in Bratislava centre changes handsA businessman from Žilina added the iconic department store to his earlier acquisitions from Tesco.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:01:58 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025848/tesco-in-bratislava-centre-changes-hands.htmlSlovakia again breaks record in car productionThis year will be extremely demanding for the automotive industry in Slovakia.Fri, 11 Jan 2019 06:21:21 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22026015/slovakia-again-breaks-record-in-car-production.htmlSlovakia among countries hard Brexit would hit the heaviestThese are seven events expected in Slovakia’s economy in 2019.Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:29:40 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025798/slovakia-among-countries-hard-brexit-would-hit-the-heaviest.htmlAnalyst: Foreign trade balance a bit disappointing in NovemberAmong the risks for foreign trade development is the threat of trade war between the EU and the US, and hard Brexit scenario.Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:59:02 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025514/analyst-foreign-trade-balance-a-bit-disappointing-in-november.htmlWhich tax havens do Slovak firms prefer?5,000 Slovak companies operate from tax havens.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 23:05:53 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22025131/which-tax-havens-do-slovak-firms-prefer.htmlSmartwings to launch regular flights from Slovakia to Antalya in TurkeyNew seasonal connections from Bratislava and Košice will operate from the end of May.Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:42:27 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023151/smartwings-launch-regular-flights-from-slovakia-to-antalya-in-turkey.htmlWhich new building in Slovakia is the ugliest?An economic weekly organised a survey to find the 10 ugliest buildings constructed between 2011 and 2018.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:06:17 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023240/which-new-building-in-slovakia-is-the-ugliest.htmlNetflix subscribers in Slovakia pay more than Canadians and BritsSubscribers in English-speaking countries access more content on Netflix but pay less, the study shows.Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:43:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022277/netflix-subscribers-in-slovakia-pay-more-than-canadians-and-brits.htmlSlovak Nafta completes the acquisition of gas storage tanks in GermanyNafta is a key natural gas storage company in Slovakia.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 21:26:10 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22023247/slovak-nafta-completes-the-acquisition-of-gas-storage-tanks-in-germany.htmlSlovak's biggest expenditure is on housingOther expensive items on household bills are food and non-alcoholic beverages, and recreation and culture.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:28:19 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022831/slovaks-biggest-expenditure-is-on-housing.htmlNew support for e-cars to reduce pollutionAction plan will support buyers and infrastructure and allow the use of special registration plates, lanes, zones and parking lots.Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:25:04 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22022882/new-support-for-e-cars-to-reduce-pollution.htmlAnalyst: The euro helped Slovakia get over the crisisSlovakia adopted the EU's single currency ten years ago.Thu, 03 Jan 2019 09:41:07 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22019972/analyst-the-euro-helped-slovakia-get-over-the-crisis.htmlEconomy should retain solid growth in 2019Automotive helps Slovakia defy gravity of global moderation.Mon, 31 Dec 2018 15:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22026740/new-article.htmlMajority of entrepreneurs would not want the Slovak crown to returnThe main contribution of the euro is the elimination of exchange rate differences and unification of the currency, thus easing trade and administration.Mon, 31 Dec 2018 13:17:29 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22018577/majority-of-entrepreneurs-would-not-want-the-slovak-crown-to-return.htmlApartments report two-digit increase in prices in 2018Growth slowed down during the second half of the year.Fri, 28 Dec 2018 09:50:29 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22017159/apartments-report-two-digit-increase-in-prices-in-2018.htmlSlovakia goes easier on foreigners, but not easy enoughCurrent policies only partially solve problems, observer says.Fri, 28 Dec 2018 07:00:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22016428/slovakia-goes-easier-on-foreigners-but-not-easy-enough.htmlTop 10 business events in 2018Check out the selection of the most important events that happened in Slovakia’s business sector during the past year.Thu, 27 Dec 2018 16:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22012700/top-10-business-events-in-2018.htmlSlovaks use shared economy services more than their neighboursThough the sharing of these services in the economy is low, they have the potential to grow in the future.Thu, 27 Dec 2018 13:46:52 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22016643/slovaks-use-shared-economy-services-more-than-their-neighbours.htmlBratislava gets a new squareThe new square in the Blumental development is named after mediaeval King Matthias Corvinus.Thu, 27 Dec 2018 06:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22011980/bratislava-gets-a-new-square.htmlJaguar Land Rover does not hide its ambitious electric plansBuilding a plant on a green field enabled the installation of different technologiesFri, 21 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22012701/jaguar-land-rover-does-not-hide-its-ambitious-electric-plans.htmlSlovak industry doubles the number of robots installedThe International Robotics Federation sees Slovakia as the world's 15th largest robot market.Thu, 20 Dec 2018 22:36:18 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22013717/slovak-industry-doubles-the-number-of-robots-installed.htmlSlovak flying car will be available for purchase in 2020The new AeroMobil 4.0 will be tested this year.Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:03:35 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22013342/slovak-flying-car-will-be-available-for-purchase-in-2020.htmlDo you get the 13th salary?The data shows 44 percent of employees in Slovakia receiving a Christmas bonus or 13th salary.Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:59:41 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22013305/do-you-get-the-13th-salary.htmlWill Uber return to Slovakia?New rules for taxi drivers come into force in April. Uber is analysing them.Thu, 20 Dec 2018 08:15:32 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22012931/will-uber-return-to-slovakia.htmlCzech airlines will stop flights between Prague and BratislavaThe flights between Bratislava and Košice will be scrapped too.Thu, 20 Dec 2018 05:07:55 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22012899/czech-airlines-will-stop-flights-between-prague-and-bratislava.htmlEconomic boom drives investments in real estateThe arrival of Jaguar Land Rover is impacting the industrial as well as residential real estate market.Wed, 19 Dec 2018 17:02:55 +0100https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22012570/economic-boom-drives-investments-in-real-estate.html