STA, 10 May 2018 - The number of vacancies and occupied jobs rose in the first quarter of 2018, putting Slovenia's job vacancy rate at 2.5%, the highest since 2008, data released by the national Statistics Office (SURS) on Thursday showed. This reflects employers' complaints that workers are hard to find.
STA, 9 May 2018 - Household appliance group Gorenje chose a strategic partner on Wednesday after receiving three binding bids the day before. The management announced it had chosen Chinese group Hisense, which offered EUR 12 per share. Based on the number of existing shares in late March, the deal will exceed EUR 146.5m for 50% plus one share.
STA, 9 May 2018 - Banka Slovenije generated EUR 70.7m in surplus last year, which is almost a quarter more than in 2016. As required by law, the central bank will transfer 25% of the amount or 17.7m to the state budget.
STA, 8 May 2018 - Household appliance maker Gorenje said it received three binding bids by potential strategic partners from Asia by today's deadline. It announced it will reveal more within a week, since it first needs to examine the bids with some of the major shareholders.
STA, 8 May 2018 - NEDO, a three-year smart technology project bringing together since November 2016 Slovenian grid operator ELES and NEDO, Japan's new energy and industrial technology development organisation, has entered a second phase in which the focus will be on smart communities.
STA, 8 May 2018 - Prices of diesel and regular petrol at the pump outside motorways increased at midnight Monday to hit the highest levels since November 2014 and July 2015, respectively.
STA, 4 May 2018 - The Slovenian government has assessed the EU Commission's proposal for the 2021-2027 EU budget framework as ambitious, noting that the overall amount is comparable to the current multi-year budget despite Brexit. It has, however, warned about what it believes are excessive cuts of rural development funds.
STA, 3 May 2018 - Slovenia is in the second place among the Council of Europe (CoE) members in the number of recommendations from the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), the CoE's anti-corruption monitoring body. With 21 recommendations, it trails only Armenia with 24, according to the latest annual report by GRECO (PDF), published on Thursday.
STA, 3 May - The European Commission has further upgraded Slovenia's growth outlook in its spring forecast, by 0.5 points to 4.7% for this year. In 2019, the country's GDP is to expand by 3.6%, up 0.1 point from the February forecast. Both figures are significantly above the eurozone average.
STA, 1 May 2018 - Economic situation in Slovenia has improved but not because of the government, according to Marjan Trobiš, the president of the Employers' Association (Združenje delodajalcev Slovenije, ZDS, the Association of Employers of Slovenia). He believes the country will not be able to sustain the positive business trends without foreign workforce.