STA, 9 October - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has upgraded its economic outlook for Slovenia, forecasting 4.5% growth for this year and 3.4% for next year. This is up 0.5 and 0.2 percentage points from its spring forecast, respectively.
STA, 4 October 2018 - Spa operator Terme Čatež, a part of the DZS group, has sold its 100% stake in Marina Portorož. The value of the deal, which is to be finalised in early 2019, has not been disclosed, but unofficial sources put it at 21.6 million euro.
STA, 3 October 2018 - The number of people registered with the Slovenian Employment Service as being out of a job dropped to 73,781 at the end of September, 2.8% fewer than the month before and 8.9% fewer than a year ago.
STA, 1 October 2018 - The European Commission has proposed financial support for three Slovenian projects from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) fund, totalling almost EUR 14m. One of the projects is coordinated by energy company Petrol and the other two will be carried out by the Slovenia's air traffic control service.
STA, 1 October 2018 - After several consecutive loss-making years, media outlets in Slovenia broke even last year by generating a cumulative net profit of EUR 4m on EUR 447m in sales revenue, shows a fresh analysis of official data.
STA, 1 October 2018 - The Financial Administration (FURS), which announced stepped up measures targeting a surge in undeclared vacation rentals at the end of last year, issued a total of EUR 237,000 in fines and charged EUR 230,000 in additional tax by the end of August.
STA, 29 September 2018 - The Celje District Court ordered the Abanka bank to repay two junior bondholders who were wiped out in the bank bailout in late 2013 and 2014 in what is the first ruling in cases brought against banks following the bail-in. Abanka has appealed the ruling, according to a report by the newspaper Delo.
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.