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.
STA, 1 May 2018 - As Slovenia celebrated Labour Day with bonfires on the eve of 1 May, trade unions have denounced precarious forms of employment while warning that more than 50,000 workers in the country do not earn enough and live in poverty.
STA, 29 April 2018 - The Slovenian subsidiary of the global logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has acquired a certification for pharmaceutical logistics in Slovenia as a key step for the launch of a EUR 50m logistic complex in the vicinity of Ljubljana airport.
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.