STA, 27 October - A survey by the International Federation of Robotics has shown that 144 robots were used in Slovenia per 10,000 workers in 2017, which is substantially above the European average. The car industry plays a strong part in this, with Slovenia even ranking 7th in the world when it comes to the share of robots in the auto industry.
STA, 29 October - The Pivovarna Laško Union brewery, which was established in 2016 with the merger of Laško and Union after the two were acquired by Heineken a year earlier, last year generated EUR 151m in net sales revenue, 1% more than in 2016. Net profit rose by 34% to EUR 15m.
STA, 29 October 2018 - Shares of NLB, Slovenia's largest bank, will be priced at EUR 51.50-66 in the forthcoming initial public offering of up to 75% of the bank minus one share, valuing the entire bank at EUR 1-1.3bn. The pricing, revealed in a prospectus released on Friday, is at the lower end of expectations but reflects the current market situation.
STA, 25 October 2018 - Group net profit at Telekom Slovenije dropped by 22% to EUR 23.5m in the first three quarters of the year, Slovenia's telecoms incumbent reported on Thursday. Sales revenue and gross operating profit (EBITDA) edged down 1% year-on-year to EUR 538.1m and EUR 153m, respectively.
STA, 24 October 2018 - The Financial Administration (FURS) has processed the data on international bank accounts of Slovenian citizens it had received by the end of September 2017 from the countries signatories of the relevant OECD agreement from 2014, and has issued on this basis a total of EUR 3.6m in tax requests.
STA, 24 October 2018 - The wood processing machinery maker Mebor from Železniki has won the annual Golden Gazelle Award for the fastest-growing company in Slovenia, conferred by the newspaper publisher Dnevnik. The winner is a family company whose roots trace back to 1982, and which today generated 95% of its sales revenue abroad.
STA, 23 October 2018 - The supervisory board of Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH) endorsed on Tuesday all documents required for the initial public offering of NLB bank, allowing privatisation of Slovenia's largest bank to proceed. The price range will be revealed by the end of the week, presumably on Friday, when the prospectus is published.
STA, 18 October 2018 - Slovenia's open business environment attracts talent, but the challenge is not only attracting talent, it is also keeping it in the country or a company and using its potential, the AmCham Business Breakfast entitled Does Slovenia Have a Talent for Talents? heard on Thursday.