Slovakia

COMMENT: Risk premiums in Central Europe during the COVID era do surprisingly well

Les Nemethy CEO and founder of Euro-Phoenix Financial Advisors September 23, 2021

In times of crisis there is a fight to quality by bond traders who are keen to reduce their risks. However, in this crisis the countries of Central Europe have done surprisingly well thanks to ECB support.

Slovak inflation at its highest level since October 2012

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2021

Inflation hits 3.8% in August, driven by higher prices in transport, construction materials and food.

GLOBSEC: No debt ratio is safe for small EU countries

Ivan Šramko and Sona Muzikarova September 10, 2021

Targeted EU fiscal rule reform is desirable but should consider the inherent risks for smaller member states.

Slovakia's GDP grew by more than 9% in 2Q21, statistics office confirmed

bne IntelliNews September 6, 2021

In quarter-on-quarter terms, GDP reached 2% growth.

EV market may create copper deficit

Dimitri Frolowsckii of Neo September 3, 2021

Auto fleets' shift to electric vehicles in a global drive to cut carbon emissions will involve a drawdown on copper that could transform markets, and spur additional supply.

Slovak unemployment rate stands at 7.66% in July

bne IntelliNews August 23, 2021

Jobless figures fall for fourth consecutive month.

Slovak investor Krupa found guilty by US court of harassing Czech billionaire Bakala

bne IntelliNews August 20, 2021

Controversial Slovak activist investor hired demonstrators by Crowds on Demand presenting themselves as civic activists fighting to 'defend the Czech OKD miners'.

Central European economies bounce back from the pandemic

bne IntelliNews August 18, 2021

Poland, Hungary and Slovakia have already surpassed their end 2019 GDP levels.

Erste Group revises upwards CEE region’s 2021 growth outlook

bne IntelliNews August 2, 2021

CEE lender cites region’s outstanding resilience during the pandemic and the expected positive impact from the EU’s recovery fund.

CEE dealmaking back at pre-COVID levels in H1, says Mergermarket

bne IntelliNews July 19, 2021

The first half was particularly strong in the mid-market and smaller-ticket segment.

bneGREEN: CEE surfs the green bond wave

Robert Anderson, and bne IntelliNews reporters July 9, 2021

Issuance has been impressive but in some countries green bonds are still to get off the ground, while in others there is a shortage of high-yield, local currency or 'dark green' issues.

Slovak court says referendum on snap election would be unconstitutional

bne IntelliNews July 8, 2021

Opposition parties that initiated the petition attack the verdict as well as the president's decision to refer the case to the Constitutional Court.

CEE regional sentiment up again in June but analysts warn of price pressures

bne IntelliNews July 1, 2021

Capital Economics analysts point to evidence of growing price pressures in eastern EU members.

Under half of emerging Europe economies to achieve full recovery in 2021

bne IntelliNews June 29, 2021

EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.

Slovakia’s flying car makes history

bne IntelliNews June 28, 2021

AirCar flew from Nitra to Bratislava then transformed into a car to continue its journey to the city centre.

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