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Slovakia’s economy accelerates

The rise is also expected for the following months, though there remain some risks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Aug 2017, at 14:07

Consumption of households is increasing.

The Volkswagen strike had an impact on exports

But a foreign trade surplus was a positive surprise, according to analysts. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Aug 2017, at 5:42

The strike in Volskwagen Slovakia began.

E-communication requirement for the self-employed may be delayed

The Finance Ministry rejected the proposal of an exemption but will likely postpone implementation by six months. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Aug 2017, at 6:05

Tax returns will be filed electronically since 2018, illustrative stock photo.

S&P: Slovakia’s rating confirmed as A+

The well-established rating agency, confirmed the long-term rating for the country, with a stable outlook. Compiled by Spectator staff ,31. Jul 2017, at 16:07

The British Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) company comes to Nitra among foreign investments.

Analysis: Slovakia lacks competitive tourism

Neither Slovakia nor the Czech Republic are countries in which tourism could be viewed as the bedrock of their economies, an analysis by UniCredit Bank finds. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Jul 2017, at 13:28

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Industrial production up in most sectors according to analysts

The volatile refinery industry, the production of chemicals and consumer electronics were the only sectors to report an output drop from April to May after a seasonal adjustment. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jul 2017, at 23:39

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Survey: Slovakia is 38th in best business environment ranking

The Superindex ranking published by the Business Alliance of Slovakia (PAS) showed that Slovakia has shown some improvement, although the country fell in its ranking. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Jul 2017, at 14:28

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More than half of Slovaks earn less than €900

Bratislava is the richest region – but even there, around 40 percent earn less than the average salary. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Jul 2017, at 14:36

Fight for money from Airb’n’b has started in Slovakia, too

Economy Ministry wants to see the shared economy taxed, while the city of Bratislava asks Airb’n’b to include accommodation tax in its prices. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Jun 2017, at 14:39

Ivo Nesrovnal

Committee recommends Jahnátek as head of energy regulator

The position of head of the ÚRSO, which caused uproar in the ruling coalition and chaos and criticism of Jozef Holjenčík, will be filled by ex-minister of economy. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Jun 2017, at 10:49

Former economy Minister Jahnátek

PAS: Slovakia's business environment ranking declines

Slovakia slipped three places in the latest global Superindex PAS ranking of countries that evaluates the conditions in which businesses operate. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Jun 2017, at 6:03

Peter Kremský of PAS

GDP growth in following two years to exceed 4 percent

The recently published forecasts by the central bank and the OECD confirm the positive development of the country’s economy. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Jun 2017, at 13:31

OECD Secretary General José Ángel Gurría

Unemployment rate at historical low in May

The jobless rate has hit its historical bottom since the fall communism but the change in methodology in 2013 is partly behind this. One of the factors is the huge demand for labour which lowers the requirements… Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Jun 2017, at 23:13

District labour office in Slovakia, illustrative stock photo

Bomb alert announced at VW plant; meanwhile negotiations are set to continue on June 21Photo

If the Modern Volkswagen Unions (MOV) fail to find a consensus with Volkswagen Slovakia’s management, the protest could continue until July 3. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Jun 2017, at 22:52

Strike in Volkswagen Slovakia on June 20, 2017.

May inflation rate brought some surprises

Analysts believe the higher inflation was tied to the rising costs of fruit. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Jun 2017, at 14:35

Lower fruit prices helped push down inflation.

Changing trend: fewer Slovaks commuting for work outside the country

The Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) published a report on June 8 that shows fewer Slovak residents are working abroad. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Jun 2017, at 14:39

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OECD: Slovak GDP to grow by 3.3 percent this year

Slovakia's economy is expected to maintain its growth this year before accelerating in 2018, according to the international organisation. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Jun 2017, at 22:54

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Unemployment rate falls to 7.74 percent in April

For the first time since 2008, the unemployment rate in Slovakia was lower than 8 percent. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 14:03

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IT industry is the leader of Slovak economy for profitability

Analysis finds food processing, entertainment and relaxation, accommodation and gastronomy at the opposite end of the chart. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. May 2017, at 23:04

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No surprises in GDP growth

The main driving forces might have been the consumption of households, but also foreign trade. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. May 2017, at 13:50

Kia Motors Slovakia in Teplička nad Váhom.

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