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Slovenia

Slovenia: Economic Sentiment Stabilizes

This year, Slovenia will not be able to leave the recession behind. However, the economic sentiment begins to improve in some sectors.

August 5, 2013

Investors Refrain from Slovenia

Volume and demand from investors remain low on the Slovenian capital market.

August 5, 2013

Slovenian Banking Sector: Equity Capital Base Improves

The banking system’s overall capital adequacy improved last year to 11.9% on average. The banks primarily focused on improving their core Tier 1 capital ratio, which was up 1.1 percentage points to stand at 10%.

August 3, 2013

CESEE: „Growth Story Did Not End“

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Presse”, chairman of the CEESEG supervisory board Willibald Cernko explains that Central and Eastern Europe needs a new growth model.

August 3, 2013

Slovenian Real Estate Sector Shrinks

The building activity in Slovenia slackens. Moreover, transactions remain weak and new housing loans have reached a record low. A further decrease in real estate prices is rather likely.

August 3, 2013

Slovenia: Household Income Shrinks

For the first time since its independence, Slovenia´s households record a decrease in disposable income.

August 2, 2013

Slovenian Banking Sector Still Under Enormous Pressure

Besides the decreasing negative net income and the high impairment losses, Slovenia´s banks register a decreasing lending activity. Deposits are going down as well.

August 2, 2013

Slovenia: Non-Performing Loans Stabilizing

The Slovenian banking industry still suffers from a high NPL quota. The NPL volume is going down slightly, however.

August 2, 2013

Slovenia: New Record for People Leaving the Country

According to the Statistics Office, the number of Slovenian citizens moving from the country came to a new record in 2012.

July 31, 2013

Slovenia Likely to Overcome Problems in Banking Sector

Slovenia’s problems in banking sector are controllable, according to experts.

July 31, 2013

Slovenia Lures Russian Investors

Slovenia invites Russian investors to participate in privatization plans.

July 30, 2013

RBI Trying to Avoid Becoming “Cash Cow“ in Hungary

In an interview with “Wirtschaftsblatt“, CEO of RBI Karl Sevelda talks about further burdens in Hungary and the bank’s reaction to them, capital increase and how participation capital can be replaced.

July 29, 2013

Slovenia: Economy to Shrink Despite of Austerity Measures

Slovenian economy expected to contract 2.2 percent in 2013. Prior forecast: -1.9 percent.

July 26, 2013

Summit of Former Yugoslav Countries

Balkan leaders meet to support EU Accession.

July 26, 2013

Croatia Might Join Schengen Zone in Three Years

Croatia to start procedures for no-passport zone in 2015.

July 25, 2013

China: Big Plans for Ljubljana Airport

China Southern, Asia’s biggest airline company, plans to establish a hub in Ljubljana for SEE.

July 24, 2013

Slovenia: Condition of Banking Sector Still Critical

In the first five months, the Slovenian Banking has recorded a net loss of € 117m. Lending goes down substantially.

July 18, 2013

RBI Plans on Reconstructing Branch Banks

The new concept of Karl Sevelda, successor of former CEO Herbert Stepic, is becoming clearer. He has inherited the task to reconstruct the capital of Basel-III.

July 15, 2013

Slovenia Can Afford Bank Sector Cleanup Itself

Slovenia intends to use its own funds and avoid having to ask the Eurozone or IMF for aid to restore the stability of its banking sector, said the country's finance minister Uros Cufer.

July 10, 2013

Slovenia’s Banking Sector Threatened by Delay of Bad Bank-Transfers

After the EU Commission denied approval for the first transfers of bad loans to the bank asset management by June 28, the reorganization of the banking system in Slovenia has been postponed.

July 9, 2013

Kapsch TrafficCom as Only Bidder in Slovenia.

Slovenia has cancelled the tender for the construction of an electronic toll system for trucks.

July 8, 2013

Slovenia: Trying to Make a Difference

The crisis measures approved by Brussels are partially starting to make an impact. Since July 1, the higher tax rate of 22 percent is binding. However, the country does much more than just raise taxes.

July 3, 2013

Crisis in Slovenia Might Take Longer Than Expected

According to the latest economic report by auditing firm Ernst&Young;, the financial crisis in Slovenia will take longer than expected beforehand. However, the country should still be able to avoid international bailout.

July 1, 2013

Slovenia: Privatisations to Attract Investors

15 companies set for privatisation in Slovenia.

July 1, 2013

Slovenia Likely To Require Bailout

According to Capital Economics Ltd. Slovenia will in all likelyhood ask for a bailout to bolster its ailing banking sector in case the debt crisis in Europe should worsen.

June 28, 2013

Austrians to Invest Strongly in FDIs

Austrian investors have increased their direct investments in foreign countries by eleven percent to a total of € 145.5bn while FDIs in Austria remain unchanged at € 118.3bn.

June 26, 2013

Slovenia Expects Economic Recovery As Soon As 2014

On Saturday, the Slovenian Finance Ministry expressed its confidence that the newly adopted action plan would help stabilize public finances and help gain economic recovery despite of Fitch’s downgrade.

June 24, 2013

Slovenia’s Economic Outlook to Deteriorate Further

The Institute for Macroeconomic Analysis and Development expects GDP in Slovenia to shrink more than projected earlier.

June 21, 2013

Croatia: Agrokor Becomes Biggest Retailer in SEE

After the take-over of Slovenian chain of retail stores Mercator, Croatian corporation Agrokor employs 60,000 persons in the region of former Yugoslavia.

June 18, 2013

CEESEG Exchanges Offer Very Attractive Valuations

Valuations of all exchanges in the CEE stock exchange group (CEESEG) appear to be very favourable at the moment.

June 17, 2013

Slovenia: Mercator to be Finally Sold

It is the ninth sale attempt for Slovenian trade chain Mercator today, but it could be finally sealed. Croatian corporation Agrokor is the interested party. A dozen owners will decide about the retail chain’s fate.

June 14, 2013

Slovenia: Commission’s Target to Be Achieved in September

Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Gregor Virant announced that Slovenia will achieve the EU Commission’s aim for approving more budget cuts by the end of September to avoid international bailout.

June 6, 2013

Slovenia: Ex PM Convicted in Patria Case

Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa was convicted of bribery on Wednesday in Ljubljana.

June 5, 2013

Croatia to Expect Disciplinary Procedure by EU

The Ex-Yugoslavian country has to face harder scrutinizing than its CESEE peers which joined the EU in the last decade.

June 5, 2013

Slovenia: Bailout As An Option

Prime Minister Bratusek announced her consent to introduce fiscal rule in 2015.

June 4, 2013

Slovenia: NKBM Still In the Reds

Particularly high risk provision caused the bank a net loss of € 8.5m. Even for the whole of 2013, losses are expected.

May 31, 2013

Commission Welcomes Slovenia’s Commitment

The EU Commission approved of Slovenia’s adoption of a balanced budget rule on Friday last week.

May 27, 2013

Slovenia: Huge Cuts in Complementary Budget

Foreign Ministry might be closed down since a 20 percent cut is proposed.

May 24, 2013

Slovenia: Fiscal Rule to Be Introduced in 2015

Prime Minister Bratusek announced her consent to introduce fiscal rule in 2015.

May 23, 2013

Slovenia Taking Drastic Measures

NLB plans to cut workforce by 20 percent. The Slovenian government signed an agreement with unions to cut wage costs and is discussing to raise VAT. The country is hoping for € 1bn for the selling of state-owned enterprises.

May 22, 2013

Slovenia Hoping for Soon Recovery

Crisis-struck Slovenia intends to make more room financially by starting to privatize its state-owned banks. Experts regard the process to be carried out too slowly.

May 21, 2013

Slovenia Pressed to Take “Swift and Decisive” Actions

On Monday Eurozone Finance Ministers warned Slovenia to take “swift and decisive” action to address its economic imbalances.

May 14, 2013

EU Commission Expects Austria to Agree To EUSD

Head of Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem expects a constructive approach of Austria in the debate about the automatice exchange of data of tax foreigners in Europe.

May 13, 2013

Main Investors at CEE Stock Exchange Group from US

Institutional Investors and the CEE Stock Exchange Group in 2012.

May 13, 2013

Slovenia Likely To Require More State Funds Than Expected

According to Morgan Stanley, the Slovenian national treasury will need a further amount of € 11bn until 2016. Slovenian Finance Minister Cufer is expected to present the new program in Brussels today.

May 13, 2013

Slovenia: NLB to Fire Workstaff

Slovenia's biggest bank, NLB, is to make up to 700 of its workstaff redundant.

May 10, 2013

Slovenia to Raise VAT and Sell 15 State Enterpises

Slovenia has announced to put 15 state companies up for sale and raise VAT in order to acquire revenues and avoid international bailout.

May 10, 2013

Slovenia: No Agreement on Fiscal Rule

Coalition and opposition remain divided over the question on when to implement the new fiscal law.

May 6, 2013

EU: Hungary and Slovenia Have to Act Quickly

The European Union issued warnings to Slovenia and Hungary to move quickly.

May 6, 2013

30th Financial Conference - Where are we and where are we headed?

Slovenia will witness further privatisation in 2013

May 6, 2013
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