STA, 4 July 2018 - Outgoing Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek said as he commented on today's vote on a settlement between the Croatian conglomerate Agrokor and its creditors that Mercator, as a part of the group, needed a stable and strong owner which would be able to support the needed development measures at the largest Slovenian retailer.
STA, 4 July 2018 - The north-eastern Pomurje region will get EUR 41.2m in development funds for 19 projects worth a total of EUR 53.5m under an agreement signed by the Pomurje Development Council and the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology on Wednesday.
STA, 4 July 2018 - A contract was signed on Wednesday for EUR 2m in state subsidies for a EUR 9.3m logistics centre the orchid grower Ocean Orchids plans to build in Dobrovnik (NE). Medicop, the Murska Sobota manufacturer of medical equipment and ambulances, will meanwhile get EUR 900,000 for a EUR 6.6m new warehouse and development hub.
STA, 29 June 2018 - Slovenia recorded EUR 60m or 0.6% of GDP in general government surplus in the first three months of the year, the Statistics Office reported on Friday. Consolidated general government gross debt meanwhile increased by 1.5 points to 75.1% of GDP.
STA, 29 June 2018 - Slovenia's foreign trade continued its fast-paced growth in the first quarter of 2018, with external trade surplus reaching EUR 676m or 6.4% of GDP, the Statistics Office said on Friday. In the first three months of last year, it stood at EUR 566m or 5.7% of GDP.
STA, 28 June - The Chinese-owned Hisense Luxembourg Home Appliance Holding has acquired a 62.46% stake in household appliance maker Gorenje in a takeover bid between 29 May and 26 June. The firm now owns 95.42% in Gorenje, as it had acquired 32.96% of the company's shares before the bid was published.
STA - A shortage of quality staff in Slovenian hotels amid what is a strong boom period for the sector was highlighted as a key issue at a conference of hotel managers hosted in Portorož last Thursday by the Tourism and Hospitality Chamber of Slovenia.
STA, 22 June 2018 - Housing prices in Slovenia rose by 4.4% in the first quarter of the year compared to the final quarter of last year and by 13.4% year-on-year, the Statistics Office said on Friday. Up the most were the prices for new housing units, by 7.6% and 24.7%, respectively.