Banks slam Slovenia’s new legislation on Swiss franc loans

bne IntelliNews January 28, 2022

Bankers warn that if adopted law will damage Slovenia's reputation as a reliable international financial market.

Popular former energy trader to lead Slovenia’s Movement Freedom into April general election

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 27, 2022

Based on his strong performance in the polls, Robert Golob is seen as a serious rival to incumbent Prime Minister Janez Jansa.

wiiw slashes Emerging Europe growth forecasts for 2022 and 2023

bne IntelliNews January 27, 2022

Turkish growth is expected to slow to 3.5% this year, from a forecast 9.5% in 2021, while for Russia, GDP growth is forecast to slow to 2% from 4.5%.

Slovenia's recovery going strong despite spike in COVID-19 cases

bne IntelliNews January 26, 2022

Central bank says spread of Omicron variant has only had a small impact on the economy.

Growth of output prices in Slovenia accelerates to 10.6% y/y in December

bne IntelliNews January 23, 2022

The producer price index (PPI) started to increase rapidly at the beginning of 2021.

Omicron brings COVID-19 infections to new peaks across SEE

bne IntelliNews January 19, 2022

New records announced daily in several countries, but most governments are reluctant to introduce new restrictions.

European Environmental Bureau says Slovenian EU presidency failed to make significant progress on green agenda

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje January 11, 2022

Despite efforts to reverse biodiversity loss, the Slovenian EU Council presidency achieved little on the green transition and in pushing the zero pollution ambition.

PPF still has the deal-making mojo after death of founder Petr Kellner

Robert Anderson in Prague January 11, 2022

New CEO Ladislav Bartonicek is reported to be selling Home Credit Russia as part of the investment group's shift to more mature markets.

Spread of Omicron pushes coronavirus infections to all-time highs in parts of Southeast Europe

Denitsa Koseva in Sofia January 6, 2022

Albania and Croatia reported record numbers of COVID-19 infections while other countries are close to records set in previous waves of the pandemic.

Slovenian software firm Better signs contract with five London hospitals

bne IntelliNews January 5, 2022

London hospitals to get access to Better's digital healthcare platform that allows them to share information.

bneGREEN: Brussels labels both gas and nuclear as green

bne IntelliNews January 5, 2022

Commission says there is a role for natural gas and nuclear as a means to facilitate the transition towards a predominantly renewable-based future.

New COVID-19 wave looms in under-vaccinated Southeast Europe

bne IntelliNews January 4, 2022

Soon after Southeast Europe emerged from the autumn wave of the pandemic, cases are already rising again as the Omicron variant spreads in the region.

OUTLOOK: 2022 Slovenia

bne IntelliNews January 3, 2022

Prime Minister Janez Jansa's rightwing government faces an opposition determined to unseat him in the spring general election.

Annual growth of Slovenia’s retail sales speeds up to 41% y/y in November

bne IntelliNews January 3, 2022

Sharp y/y growth reflects COVID-19 measures in base month November 2020, while sales stabilise in monthly terms.

Slovenia’s inflation accelerates further to 4.9% y/y in December

bne IntelliNews January 1, 2022

The biggest contribution to inflation in December came from the sharp rise in fuel prices.

CEE banking: As good as it gets in (post-) crisis times and the challenging geopolitical environment

Gunter Deuber in Vienna December 20, 2021

Western European banks have made double-digit increases in the growth of their credit exposures to the CE/SEE region in the past 12-18 months.

Slovenia’s GDP expands 5% y/y in 3Q21

bne IntelliNews November 30, 2021

Robust household consumption drove economic growth in third quarter.

Concern mounts over new southern Africa coronavirus variant

bne IntelliNews November 26, 2021

The EU is planning a ban on travel from southern African countries after a new and highly infectious variant of the coronavirus virus was confirmed in Botswana and South Africa.

Central and Southeast European economies remain fragile, says Vienna Initiative of banks

bne IntelliNews November 18, 2021

Banks may be tested by the withdrawal of government help to companies, particularly as infection rates begin to soar again.

Slovenia launches mass mobilisation of medical staff to fight pandemic

Valentina Dimitrievska in Skopje November 16, 2021

Shortages of doctors and nurses reported as latest wave of pandemic overwhelms Slovenian hospitals.