STA, 28 September 2018 - The general government generated a surplus of EUR 151m or 1.3% of GDP in the second quarter, the highest quarterly surplus in 19 years. This is the fifth consecutive quarter with a surplus, the Statistics Office said on Friday. Consolidated general government gross debt decreased to 72.8% of GDP.
STA, 27 September - Prime Minister Marjan Šarec told managers gathered for their annual conference in Portorož that his government cared about the economy. "Our doors will always be open to you," he said, appealing for dialogue.
STA, 25 September 2018 - Real estate prices continued to rise in the second quarter of the year, but data released by the Statistics Office on Tuesday also show that the lowest number of new housing units on record have been sold in this period.
STA, 24 September 2018 - Scottish sawmiller BSW Timber expects to have all permits for the construction of a EUR 41m facility in Gomilsko near Celje in the coming months and launch production in 2020 as scheduled. The company's commercial director Alex Brownlie told the STA the chance of administrative delays had been factored into the original timeline.
STA, 22 September 2018 - Gorenje chairman Franjo Bobinac has told the newspaper Večer that after the takeover by China's Hisense, the household appliance maker remains a Slovenian company with headquarters in Velenje. He said that Hisense had great plans about growth of Gorenje, which meant a bigger production capacity and more jobs.
STA, 18 September - Several land transactions made by the Bank Assets Management Company (BAMC) are under police investigation and subject to an audit, including the sale of land for a plant of the Japanese Sumitomo Rubber Industries, news portal Siol.net reported on Tuesday. BAMC later said it was not a suspect and was cooperating with the investigators.
STA, 18 September 2018 - Slovenian economists have told the STA that the trade dispute between the US and China could, with new tariffs, hurt export-oriented European economies due to a potential drop in volume of global trade, adding that Slovenia could also feel the negative consequences indirectly.
STA, 17 September 2018 – The Chinese firm Hisense, which acquired 95.4% in Gorenje earlier this year, has decided to squeeze out the remaining minority shareholders of the Slovenian household appliance maker. The group will delist Gorenje from the Ljubljana and Warsaw stock exchanges.
STA, 12 September 2018 - Telekom Slovenije, the state-owned telecoms incumbent, has agreed to pay EUR 50m to rival provider T-2 in a settlement of their long-running legal battle over abuse of dominant market position, several media have reported, citing unofficial sources. Telekom supervisors are to decide on the settlement on Thursday.