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Slovaks currently save too little

The country is below the European average in savings but this could change for the better in the future. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Oct 2017, at 23:56

Slovakia saw surprising trade balance deficit in August

Slovakia’s foreign trade deficit in August was due to strong imports and the summer shutdowns of factories, according to analysts. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Oct 2017, at 14:21

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Number of companies not paying income tax increases

Analysis shows that the number of companies not paying corporate income tax has increased. There are various reasons for this. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Oct 2017, at 22:35

Paying taxes, illustrative stock photo.

Minister Kažimír presents a new budget

According to the draft budget, the Slovak government is planning a deficit of 0.83 percent. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Oct 2017, at 13:38

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Slovakia worsened in economic freedom ranking

The Index of Economic Freedom shows that Slovakia has worsened, ranking at 53. Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Sep 2017, at 15:23

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Minister drafts a trap for athletes avoiding taxes

It will be more difficult for athletes living abroad, but the measure will hardly target oligarchs controlling shell companies. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Sep 2017, at 3:23

Peter Sagan

Unemployment rate continues to decline, could be distorted by fake job-seekers

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Sep 2017, at 22:52

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Kažimír: Sovereign insolvency rules could help enforce euro-zone discipline

Euro-zone integration could include sovereign insolvency rules to help discipline governments on fiscal rules, especially if the bloc were to create its own central budget, the New York Times quoted Slovak Finance… Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Sep 2017, at 14:15

Peter Kažimír in Slovak parliament.

Slovak top domain .sk sold for 26 million euros

Shortly before the sale, the Slovak government confirmed that the private company SK-Nic will administer the national internet domain in the upcoming years as well. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Aug 2017, at 14:36

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

Štrbské pleso

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

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