STA, 27 April 2018 - Slovenian households increased their financial assets at a faster rate than debt last year, which resulted in the surplus of assets rising by EUR 1.1bn from 2016 to EUR 29.2bn, data from the central bank show.
STA, 26 April 2018 - The group around retailer Mercator recorded a EUR 184m net loss in 2017, largely due to real estate impairments resulting from a new accounting policy and amounting to EUR 145.8m. Adjusting for the negative effect of one-off events, the group wrapped up last year with a EUR 6m profit, the company's report says.
STA, 25 April 2018 – More than 14,000 Slovenian tax residents have bank accounts abroad, according to data available to the Financial Administration (FURS). Some of them are tax debtors and some report income that ranks them in the lowest income tax bracket. The record holder among the latter has EUR 7.6m stashed away in an overseas account.
STA, 25 April 2018 – South Korean gaming company Nexon is keen on buying Slovenian-owned Bitstamp, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Europe, for a reported 350 million US dollars, Business Insider reported on Wednesday.
STA, 19 April 2018 – The National Assembly has passed legislative amendments that ease procedures for the employment of foreigners on behalf of innovative companies and companies that generate high added value.
The National Assembly will be voting again today on legislative amendments liberalising sports betting following a veto by the upper chamber. MPs are also expected to raise the basic welfare allowance and appoint three members of the judicial council.
Ljubljana's shopping and commercial district BTC City launched a test phase of a blockchain-based payment system on Wednesday with the first cryptocurrency payment in the physical world.
GKN Driveline, a British-owned car industry supplier, significantly scaled up its production last year, improving sales by around EUR 7m to almost EUR 84m. Profit also increased from the EUR 7.5m in 2016, but the Zreče-based company would not unveil the figure just yet.
Slovenia's largest banking group NLB doubled its net profit last year to a record EUR 225.1m owing to profitable operations by the parent bank and all strategic banking subsidiaries.